We're Dye-ing Over These Jewel-Toned Easter Eggs

We're Dye-ing Over These Jewel-Toned Easter Eggs

It’s that time again. Even if you don’t celebrate Easter, dying eggs is a really fun craft for kids and adults alike. Every year I like to switch it up a little bit and try new techniques. This year, we’re skipping the pastels and primary colors and making deep jewel toned eggs. We’ve also gone a step further and made them hollow so we can keep them forever.

You’ll need: a dozen brown eggs, neon food coloring, white vinegar, boiled water, assorted jars, and a sewing needle to hollow the egg (optional).

How to Dye Jewel-Toned Eggs:

If making hollow do not hard boil your eggs. Scroll down for instructions.

If not making hollow, hard boil your eggs first.

Set up your glass jars. One for each color.

Pour into each jar: 1 tsp white vinegar, 10 drops of colored dye, and 1/2 cup boiling water.

Wait a minute until the water slightly cools, then slowly lower 1 egg into each jar with a spoon.

Remove the egg once the egg is dyed to your liking. If you’re noticing that some colors aren’t vibrant enough, add more dye and/or vinegar. I had to add a little more of both to my yellow jar.

Save the egg carton! It’s a perfect spot to let your newly-dyed eggs dry.

Instructions on how to hollow out your egg below.

If you can’t find a larger pack of neon colors, mix colors using basic color mixing guidelines.

If you can’t find a larger pack of neon colors, mix colors using basic color mixing guidelines.

Brown eggs tone down the bright colors in a beautiful way.

Brown eggs tone down the bright colors in a beautiful way.

Dunk your egg gently. A spoon helps!

Dunk your egg gently. A spoon helps!

The dye variations and imperfections of each egg adds to the charm!

The dye variations and imperfections of each egg adds to the charm!

After your eggs have been dyed and dried, you can start the hollowing process. It takes a little time and patience, but the results are quite amazing.

How to Make Hollow Eggs:

Grab a paper towel and a bowl for your egg contents.

Poke a hole in the top of the egg with a sewing needle.

The hole needs to be large enough to release the contents of the eggs, so you’ll want to increase the size of the hole by wiggling the needle around. You can also make several needle holes right next to each other to make one larger hole.

Make another hole on the opposite side of the egg.

Once you have both holes made, gently blow into one hole while the other end of the hole is above the bowl. If nothing comes out, this means your hole is too small. Keep increasing the hole size until the whites release fairly easily.

Continue blowing until all white and yolks are completely gone from the egg.

Rinse your egg, dry with hole facing downward, and enjoy your magical empty egg!

Gently blow through a hole. If the whites and yolk don’t release easily, your hole is too small.

Gently blow through a hole. If the whites and yolk don’t release easily, your hole is too small.

And there you have it— jewel-toned eggs pretty enough to wear!

And there you have it— jewel-toned eggs pretty enough to wear!

Are you dying eggs this Easter? Are you trying new techniques or going with the classic? Comment below!

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