How to Create Pattern Dyed Eggs

Dear Chicago House,

Got 5-10 minutes spare. Why not have a go at making these fun dyed eggs for Easter?

pattern dyed eggs

You will need

  • Hard boiled eggs
  • Gel food coloring
  • White vinegar
  • Painters masking tape tape
  • Craft knife
  • Plastic cup
  • Empty plastic bottle
how to dye eggs

How to create pattern dyed eggs

  1. Start off by making your dye. Into a plastic cup add hot water so it is about 2/3rds full. Pu in a dollop of gel food coloring and give a good stir to make sure it is completely dissolved. Top up the cup with white vinegar so it is half full.
  2. Prepare your eggs. I am going to assume you know how to make hard boiled eggs. Once they have cooled cut thin stips of painters mask tape and stick them around the eggs. I went for a simple random placement but you could go for something more exotic.
    how to dye eggs
  3. Put you egg into the dye and turn the eggs over slowly with a spoon. the longer yuo leave the egg in the deeper the color.
  4.  Set the egg to dry on an uncapped bottle
  5. Once the egg is dry remove the painters tape

The dye only takes to the exposed area of the egg. Aren’t they pretty.

how to dye eggs

Love from

Creative in Chicago


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