"Tie Dye" Easter Eggs
- Mugs or Dipping cups
- Vinegar and/or Water
- Dye Tablets
- lots of newspaper or a plastic table cloth.
- A big roll of paper towels or napkins. (If they have an interesting texture, all the better.)
- You might also want a big bowl of warm water on the table for rinsing your hands off.
Boil and air dry the eggs. Cover the table (and floor space around it if needed.) Prepare the C. of egg dye as directed on the package. Color any eggs you wish to have be one solid color first. (The tie dye process can get a little messy.) After you’ve done all the single colored eggs, wrap a boiled egg in a paper towel or napkin. The more wrinkled you make it, the more interesting the pattern will be. Starting with the lightest color, such as yellow, spoon the dye over the egg. A few Tbs. for a little color, several all over the egg for a lot of color. Repeat the process for the next color, by spooning a different colored dye over the wrapped egg. (Yes, you could or should spoon the dye in places that have already been soaked.) You may also wish to gently squeeze or pat the soaked paper towel around the egg in between each color or occasionally through out the process. Add as many colors as you like. When you’ve spooned all the colors you want over the egg, unwrap it! And there you have your Tie-Dyed Easter Egg. Tips: Use complimentary color themes such as yellow, orange, red and pink OR blue, purple, green and yellow for varied appearances. (Don’t worry though, every egg turns out different!) You’ll need more dye at the base of the egg where the paper towel is thicker. For more color, use an egg that already has a solitary color, and then tie-dye it with darker colors. This WILL make a mess! Be sure to protect all surfaces – including you!