We did this after supper, and after bathtime......Hannah took a more casual approach to her attire.
We had an abundance of brown eggs this year; our neighbor boy up the hill stopped by two weeks in a row. I didn't remember from last year whether brown eggs took the dye very well -
but here, Hannah shows that for the stronger colors, at least, they worked just fine! I used the lightest eggs of the two dozen we had on hand, just in case.
Homemade Easter Egg Dye
1 tbs white vinegar per dye color desired
1 cup (approx; just eyeball it) boiling water
paste food coloring- as much as will fit on a toothpick when you scrape it in the pot
Mix vinegar, water and dyes (separately per color) in glass containers (plastic will stain) and stir well. Soak hard boiled eggs in dye bath for a few minutes, and:
You just saved a few dollars on packaged dye! Plus, you can dye eggs any time of year with what you have on hand (red, white & blue? green for St. Pats?). Use the egg carton the eggs came in to hold your finished creations.