Since ancient times, people dye eggs for Easter, the most anticipated spring holiday. Both adults and children love creating small masterpieces with their own hands. In today’s article, we will show you different ways in which to color the Easter symbol – the egg. Everyone probably has their favorite method and uses it every year, but why not try a new one to impress your loved ones? Keep reading for lots of unique ideas to dye Easter eggs!
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Creative ways to dye Easter eggs
Ready to learn lots of new ways to dye and decorate Easter eggs? We bet you are, so let’s get started right away with the incredibly easy and spectacular methods we have in store for you! Here they are!
Egg coloring kit for beginners
Of course, we can’t help but start with the extremely easy and convenient ready-made egg dyeing kits that are available on the market. Here, the danger of creating a mess is minimized, and the final results are always amazing – rich colors that delight everyone’s eye! If you haven’t participated much in dyeing before, getting a ready-made kit is not a bad idea at all, keep it in mind! But if that’s not your thing, and you’re looking for more creative and unique coloring methods and techniques, keep reading!
How do you color Easter eggs without a dye kit?
Of course, you don’t necessarily have to stock up on kit to dye eggs for Easter. In fact, a much more budget-friendly option is to simply use food coloring and white vinegar. The results are just as satisfying! Just keep the following thing in mind first:
- You need to boil the eggs, then let them cool completely.
- Prepare deep bowls or cups into which to pour hot water to completely cover an egg.
- In each cup, add a tablespoon of white vinegar and then a few drops of food coloring (always choose a food-safe dye). Stir well.
- The more drops of food coloring you add to the white vinegar, the more intense the colors will be.
- Now, it’s time to add the eggs. Wait as long as necessary before removing them until you get the shade you want.
- Place the eggs on a paper towel and wait for them to dry. Then take a cotton pad and soak it in vegetable oil. Rub each egg so that it becomes shiny.
Shaving cream dyed Easter eggs
In recent years, an unusual way to dye Easter eggs has occurred – using shaving cream. In fact, the results are more than impressive. Very delicate pastel shades are obtained, which appeal to most people, and therefore the method has become one of the most tried and preferred. You need shaving cream, which you spray on a cooking sheet, then add food coloring of your choice and mix the colors so that they blend using a straw or skewer. You put the eggs in the resulting mixture, wait about 20 minutes, then wipe them off with a paper towel and enjoy unique patterns in bright colors. See the video below for more details:
Dye Easter eggs with rice
Did you know you can make unique Easter eggs using rice and have everyone wondering how you achieved that stunning speckled effect! Ready to find out exactly how to do it?
Prepare a few cups, into which you pour 2 tablespoons of rice. Then, add about 5-8 drops of food coloring to each one. Mix well until the rice is colored. Take an egg and put it in one of the cups. Cover it with another larger container and gently shake for a minute. That’s it!
How do you dye eggs for Easter naturally?
As already mentioned, people have observed the tradition of dyeing eggs for Easter for many years. But as you can guess, in the past they did not have different food coloring, stickers, etc. What did they use then? Of course – natural products, with which they obtained natural harmless dyes. You can also go for this method, if you want. Find out more about it in the following lines:
First, you need to wash and boil the eggs. Then let them cool (room temperature).
Only then prepare a decoction that will color the eggs. Here’s how to get some of the most preferred egg colors for Easter:
- Red/pink color
We can’t help but dye some of the eggs the symbolic red color. To do this, finely grate 2 beetroot heads and pour 1.5 liters of water over them. Add a pinch of salt and 2 tbsp vinegar. Bring to the boil. Then turn off the heat and put the eggs in the decoction, where they should stay for at least an hour. The longer they stand, the more intense the color will be (from pink to deep red).
- Brown: you can use not only onion skins, but also freshly brewed coffee.
- Blue: if you want a beautiful blue hue, use red cabbage.
- Orange: use chili powder.
- Green: mix spinach, cranberries and turmeric.
- Yellow: brew lemon or orange peel; or brew green tea to which add turmeric.
- Purple: for purple hues, you can use red wine as well as red onion peels.