Don’t let your kids convince you to buy those grody Paas tablets for dying eggs this year. You know the ones that look like little fluoride tablets that never quite dissolve completely? You already have everything you need in your cupboard. We used brown eggs for dying. They take on the color beautifully and have a nice earthy look. No neon pink eggs in this house!
- 12 hard-boiled eggs ( I bring mine to a boil and cook for about three minutes, then let them sit in the hot water for ten minutes or so before rinsing and cooling)
- 6 C. boiling water
- 1 1/2 C. white vinegar
- Food coloring drops
Pour a cup of boiling water into six separate small bowls. Add 1/4 C. vinegar to each bowl. Add 5 or 6 drops of food coloring to each bowl. We did red, orange, blue, green, yellow, and turquoise (blue and green mixed). Let the eggs sit in the color for five minutes or more. The longer they sit, the deeper the color.
Draw designs on them with a light-colored crayon before dying. The wax will resist the color and your drawing will show up clearly. Boiled eggs should be kept refrigerated.