dyeing easter eggs

8 Apr

thanks to kiki’s delivery service i’ve got a few moments to show off our easter eggs.  if you’ve never seen any of the films directed by hayao miyazaki you should. so, this was the second year i’ve made my own dyes and this year they worked better than last. it’s a lot more trouble than the traditional way but i’ve got a hypersensitive five year old. this is kind of a leave it and forget sorta way to color eggs. i boiled the coloring agent in water until it was reduced by about half then set it aside to cool. after all desired colors were made, i boiled the eggs. once everything was room temp i added a tsp or two of vinegar to the colors, then we dropped in the eggs and waited. leave them in for 30 minutes or more depending on how dark you want them to be. last year i left some in the fridge overnight. the kids had fun running back in to check the eggs. next year i’m aiming for a good green and pink.

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One Response to “dyeing easter eggs”

  1. Tracee May 1, 2010 at 4:39 pm #

    I”m hosting a web carnival this month. If you are interested: Go Ahead Honey It’s Gluten-Free

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