6 Eggciting Tips And Tricks For Your Easter Eggs
One of everyone's favorite Easter traditions is creating colorful Easter eggs. Of course you can always go the standard route and just dye your eggs, maybe add a sticker or two, but after a while all of your eggs will end up looking more or less the same. Luckily, we’ve got 6 tips & tricks that can help! You’ll find out how to make crazy, colorful masterpieces that will get your creative juices flowing and set your Easter eggs apart from all of the rest. The Easter Bunny will be in for a treat when he sees these mini works of art!
1. Blow Out Your Eggs
- thumb tack
- plastic bottle
You don't have to blow until you're blue in the face in order to hollow out your Easter eggs! Just gently poke the egg on the top and bottom with a thumb tack, place the mouth of an empty plastic bottle on the top hole, and squeeze the bottle. You'll have to do this a few times, but eventually the air from inside the bottle will push the raw egg out of the shell while keeping the shell intact!
2. Tie-Dye Easter Eggs
- nail polish
Drop and drizzle different nail polish colors into water. Dip the eggs in individually, and voila! Your tie-dye Easter eggs are ready.
3. Floral Easter Eggs
- decorative flowers
- nylon sock
- red wine
1.1 To make Easter eggs with a floral imprint on them, place a decorative flower on an egg and wrap it tightly in a nylon sock.
1.2 For a maroon color, dip the wrapped egg in red wine and let it soak for 1 hour. To dye an egg brown, bring onion skins submerged in water to a boil and simmer the wrapped egg in it for 15 minutes. Let your eggs dry off, remove the nylon socks and decorative flowers, and you're left with gorgeous naturally-colored eggs.
4. Patterned Easter Eggs
- vegetable oil
- hot glue
- Easter egg dye
Rub a thin layer of oil onto your eggs and make an original pattern on them with a hot glue gun. Let the glue dry and then soak your eggs in Easter egg dye for 20 minutes. Remove the eggs from the dye and carefully peel off the glue. Your patterned Easter eggs will look especially unique and bright!
5. Multi-Colored Easter Eggs
- baking pan
- shaving cream
- food coloring
Cover the bottom of a baking pan with shaving cream. Drip different colors of food coloring onto the shaving cream and mix them around using a wooden skewer or popsicle stick. Roll your eggs through the colored shaving cream and let them sit in it overnight. The following day, wipe the shaving cream off and you'll have a really special set of dyed Easter eggs.
6. Mess-Free Coloring With A Whisk
If even after all of these great ideas you decide you want to go the traditional route and dye some of your Easter eggs the way you normally do, we still have a great tip for you! When you dye your eggs using a glass and spoon, you're almost guaranteed to make a mess. Usually when you take your eggs out of the cup filled with dye, the egg comes out but so does a ton of colored water. If you put the egg inside a whisk instead, all of the dye stays where it should be – inside of the glass! Awesome, right?
Whether you want to go the traditional route or try something a bit more adventurous with your Easter eggs this year, these 6 tips & tricks will make your creations more vibrant than ever!