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My first attempt at dying Easter eggs!

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Step 1: Materials

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  1. Hard-boiled Eggs (white/brown)
  2. Egg Carton
  3. Hot Water
  4. Vinegar
  5. Vegetable Oil / Butter
  6. Food Colourings  (Liquid/Gel)
  7. Bowls
  8. Sifter Ladle
  9. Tablespoon

Step 2: Fill bowl

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Fill 3/4 of bowl with hot water.

Step 3: Add colouring

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Mix a few drops of food colouring into the water.
The more colouring you add, the darker the dye would be.

Step 4: Add vinegar

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Add 3 tbsp of vinegar to the mixture.
It will help to set the dye.

Step 5: Add oil

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Add about 2 tbsps of vegetable oil to the mixture. Mix well.
Repeat step 1 – 4 for other colourings.

Step 6: Start dying

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For normal full colour dye
Dip the egg completely in one of the dye mixture and leave it for as long as you desire. Just note that the longer you submerge the egg, the richer the colour.

To achieve marble effect
Dip the egg completely in the dye mixture for 1-2 seconds and remove quickly.
Repeat this step a few times to achieve a richer colour.

Step 7: Experiment

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When you are satisfied with the first coat of colour, feel free to dip the egg into the other colouring bowls.
Submerge only part of the egg to achieve a dual-coloured egg.
I used a ladle to help me float it in the dye (you can also use a spoon).
Dip the egg in as many colour dyes as you like for a multi-coloured effect.

Step 8: Dry egg

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When you are satisfied with outcome of the egg, remove it with a ladle or spoon.
Dry the egg with a paper towel.
You may also moisten the paper towel with some vegetable oil for a shiny effect.
Leave it to dry on the egg carton.

Experiment with as many colours as you like, the possibilities are endless.
Try to make each egg unique! Happy Easter!

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saosport1 year ago
THese are great
capricorn1 year ago
I cannot wait to be dying eggs again, just one question, what is the reason for the oil? I never used it.
Alberta Leong (author)  capricorn1 year ago
The oil in step 5 is for achieving a marbling effect. If you are just going for normal full colour dye effect, you may leave the oil out. :)
Frederbee1 year ago
Your eggs are beautiful ^^ Mine always end up pucey, muddy brown... I try to put too many colours
These look great! I haven't dyed eggs in years. I love how they almost look old in their coloring, very cool :)