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This instructable will show you three different patterns for dyeing an easter egg.

The first decoration will be stars.
The second will be rubber bands and the last one we will be using reinforcement labels to create a circle.
So let's begin!
 
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Step 1: Supplies

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These are the things you will need for this instructable:

-A Pot
-A PAAS Easter Egg Decorating Kit (you will need the dye tablets)
-6 Eggs 
-Lemon Juice
-A Bowl full of Ice Cubes
-6 Cups (one for each egg, but I cracked an egg by accident so I will actually be using 5 cups)
-A food container
-A Timer
-A Paper Plate and Plastic Spoon
-A Strainer
-Star Stickers
-Rubber Bands
-Reinforcement Labels
-Measuring Spoon



Step 2: Hard Boiling the Eggs

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Now it's time to hard boil the eggs.

Put 6 eggs in your pan, and fill the pan up with water until the water covers the eggs.
Put on the stove and turn the heat to high.
Wait till the water boils then turn the heat off and let eggs sit in hot water for about 10-15 minutes.

Once the eggs have been sitting in the water, empty the hot water out and put eggs in the food container with ice.
Put in fridge for 15-20 minutes. 

Once the 15-20 minutes have been up, take the eggs out of the container.

I broke an egg by accident, so be sure you make at least one extra in case you break an egg.


Step 3: Creating the Patterns

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Once the eggs are hard boiled and have been sitting in the fridge for a little bit it's time to create the patterns on our eggs!
Take your first egg and put the star stickers all over the egg. When you put the star stickers on your egg make sure that the egg stickers are sticky and they will not peel off, because if they peel off the star design won't work.

Do the same with your reinforcement labels, put them all over another egg. Make sure they are sticky too!

Take your third egg and wrap small rubber bands around the egg, some of the rubber bands I used were too loose and didn't work so make sure that the rubber bands are small and are on tightly around the egg.

Step 4: Dyeing the Eggs

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Time to dye the eggs!

Put out 5 plastic cups, (one for each egg) and put 3 tablespoons of lemon juice in a cup.
Then put your eggs in the cup, put one egg in each cup. I am doing 5 eggs. Three patterned eggs and 2 eggs with no patterns.
Once your egg and the lemon juice is in the cup, put a color tablet from your egg dyeing kit into the cup. Wait until the tablet completely dissolves. When its done dissolving put half a cup of water into the cup. Do that to every cup and wait for the eggs to dye!

Step 5: Take the Eggs out of the Dye and Finishing

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I let my eggs sit in the dye for about 2 hours. Now it's time to take the eggs out of the dye.
With a plastic spoon carefully take the eggs out of the dye and place the eggs onto a paper plate to dry.
Make sure the eggs are completely dry. Once the eggs are dry simply take the rubber bands off and the stickers to reveal your cool egg patterns! You can use your eggs as decoration! Clean up and your done! Happy Easter!
patsheldon1 year ago

Love the sticker idea! Do you think after this, I could put the eggs back in a different color dye to color the white marks?

i thimk it would just mix colors and not come out the most beutiful

I would never have thought to use page reenforcing stickers, but they make such a cute pattern! Nice job!

Thank you! I'm glad you liked it!

Using stickers is genius! So easy and makes such cute designs :)

Thanks!!