It’s springtime and Easter is just round the corner, bringing in the Easter egg season. This is a good time to be creative by dying eggs with colorful, homemade Easter egg dyes. Homemade Easter egg dye is much safer, adds more color and is a lot more fun than commercial dyes. There are so many different ways to turn a traditional holiday activity into an easy, safe and fun time.
I would like to share Easter decorating ideas that will give Easter’s eggs a bolder, brighter look with homemade products like Kool-Aid, crushed Blue berries, celery seeds, cranberries, and shaving cream for dyes. Here are five easy steps to create your own beautiful and colorful Easter eggs.
Step 1: First find a great workstation to work at, and then cover your workstation surface with newspapers, paper towels or plastic to soak up the colorful mess or any spills.
Step 2: Find a large sized sauce pan to hard boil all the eggs. Allow the eggs to boil at least eight minutes, and then give time for the eggs to cool.
Step 3: Make unsweetened Kool-Aid, mix contents of the two of same-flavored envelopes with 2 tbsp. water in a large container; and add shaving cream to it.
Step 4: Put crushed blue berries in the sauce pan. Put enough water to cover the berries, and allow it to boil. When it begins to boil decrease the heat and allow the berries to slow boil for about 10 to 15 minutes.
Do the same for each produce. Crushed blueberries give blue, crush cranberries give red, and celery seed gives yellow. Unsweetened Kool-Aid mix, two flavored strawberries and tropical punch along with shaving cream gives a brighter, beautiful crimson red. Add 2/3 cup water to each Kool-Aid envelope and stir.
Step 5: Put on disposable gloves to prevent hands from absorbing the homemade dye. Set out about seven to eight different bowls to put homemade dye in and put the eggs inside.
Special instructions: Do not add vinegar with unsweetened Kool-Aid to make dyes because Kool -Aid is already acidic. Please rinse all eggs with cool water and wipe them dry before putting them in the dye bowl. Leave the eggs in dye for no more that 3 or 4 minutes, if left in too long the dye will bleed through to the eggs.
Prep Time: 15- 20 minutes.
These five steps for the easiest & best egg-decorating idea for Easter will set your eggs apart from any other Easter decoration. These tips are very easy and helpful and will ensure your children have a very happy Easter egg hunt. Hop to it and Happy Easter to all.