Sunday, May 1, 2011

Tie Dyed Easter Eggs

So do you remember when you used to make those cool swirly colored eggs?  You know the ones, where you had the big bowl of water with special coloring you'd drip on the top, dip your egg in, then scoop off the flim with paper towel?  Yeah, I do too!  The company that made that kit is long gone though, and no other company has brought it back.

To much my heart's desire,  I went searching in cyberspace.  I found some great ideas on how to duplicate it, although not quite the same, but still gave a cool effect.  By far I do not consider this my own, but I combined a couple ideas and this is what I came up with.

Have several glasses of water, I use my coffee mugs.  Mix 1/2 cup water, 1/4 cup vinegar, and 2 tbsp of cooking oil.  The oil will seperate and float on top.  Do this with each glass.  Then add your food coloring, I used the chart on the back of the box to come up with my colors.  Make a different color for each glass.

Now here comes the fun part!  Have some paper towels ready.  Stir the water in the glass then dip your egg in the first color, just quick in and out.  Hold it for a second above the glass, letting the color stain the egg.  Where the oil sits on the egg, it won't color.  Then, wipe off the remaining color and oil with paper towels.  Repeat for a second or third color.

Here's what mine came out like.  Pretty cool huh?

Want a great tip?

color hard boiled eggs all year round.  It helps remind you of which eggs are boiled and raw!