By the time this article is published, Easter will be just a few days away.
You’ve probably already set up your business’ Easter campaigns by now. (Or if not, there’s still time to get a few things done.) So, all that’s left is to get your own Easter celebrations going, yeah?
And nothing says Easter quite like Easter eggs! When I was a little girl, my dad once painted some and hid them in the garden for me and my brother to find. So, we had a nice little Easter egg hunt and were rewarded with banana splits after. It’s a memory I still look back on fondly to this day.
Fortunately, setting up an Easter egg hunt for your kids is quite easy to do. It’s certainly a surefire way to get their spirits up amidst a global pandemic. (Just make sure you hold the egg hunt on the grounds of your residence to be safe.)
All you really need to start is a clutch of bright Easter eggs. Here are some of the easiest ways to make them, and you can even get your kids to help out for extra fun:
(IMPORTANT NOTE: Always start out with hard-boiled eggs. You can begin dyeing them once they’re cool to the touch. Cover your work area with old newspapers to protect furniture from stains and for easier clean-up afterwards.)
1.) Basic Water-Based Dye.
- Fill a container with ½ cup of water, one teaspoon of white vinegar, and twenty drops of any food colouring. Use a separate container for each colour.
- Carefully dunk the egg into the container. (A spoon is great for this.) Turn it around so that all sides get colour. Allow to soak for at least five minutes or longer if you want a darker colour.
- Gently remove the egg. Place on an egg carton to dry.
- You can also dye each egg with two different colours. Just use tongs to carefully hold it in place so that the colour only touches one end. Then turn the egg over and repeat the process, except with another colour.
2.) Marbled Easter Eggs.
- Mix one tablespoon each of oil and vinegar into each mug. Add as much food colouring as you want, and then fill it ¾ cup of water.
- Take a boiled egg in one hand. With your other hand, stir the liquid in the mug with a spoon to create a whirlpool. Immediately remove the spoon and lower the egg into the water with it.
- Remove the egg after five or six seconds.
- Leave to dry on a paper towel. You can repeat as needed with the same colour or with different ones. When you’re happy with the result, gently wipe the egg with a paper towel.
3.) Speckled Easter Eggs.
- Add a teaspoon of white vinegar to each mug, along with food colouring. Fill the mugs ¾ of the way with water. Carefully dunk an egg in the mug. If you want a deeper color, leave them in longer than five seconds. Otherwise (i.e., if you want pastel shades), take them out earlier.
- Dilute a teaspoon of brown acrylic paint with 4 or 5 drops of water. Take an old toothbrush and dip the bristles onto the paint. Practice flicking the paint onto your newspaper-covered workplace before you begin.
- Once the eggs are completely dry, use the toothbrush and your finger to flick paint onto them. Allow the eggs to dry afterwards.
4.) Drip-Dyed Eggs.
- Place the egg on a cup or into an egg carton. Fill a spray bottle with water, and then use it to mist the top of the egg.
- Squeeze a drop of food colouring on top of the egg.
- Mist the top of the egg once more.
- Repeat with other food colouring, misting between each application.
5.) Rubber Band Eggs.
- Carefully wrap the egg with rubber bands. (The thicker the bands, the thicker the streaks.)
- Dye the eggs in the normal fashion (as described above). Take them out and allow to dry completely before removing the rubber bands.
- Use as is or dunk in another color if you wish.
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