Using ordinary materials (vinegar, food coloring and whipping cream) you probably already have on hand to decorate gorgeous Easter eggs is so easy and fun too! You will want to wear gloves so as not to dye your fingers.
TIE-DYE EASTER EGGS
Bowl of Vinegar
- Boils eggs and cool to room temperature.
- In a bowl large enough to hold all the eggs (or work in batches) place the eggs in the bowl and cover with vinegar for 20 minutes. The vinegar allows the dye to adhere to the egg shell better.
- Dry the eggs and set aside.
- In a large baking dish fill it with a thick layer (about 1 inch deep) of the whipping cream.
- Generously dot the cream with various colors of food dye coating most of the surface fairly close together.
- Drag a skewer or chopstick through the cream to create a tie-dye design, kind of like you’re making a marbled cake.
- Place a layer of paper towels on a cookie sheet and set aside.
- Put on gloves to protect your hands from the dye.
- Gently place an egg on the surface of the whipped cream.
- Slowly roll the egg over the surface to coat the shell.
- Place the egg on the cookie sheet and repeat with remaining eggs. DO NOT WIPE ANYTHING OFF!
- Let dry 20 minutes.
- Fill a large bowl with water. The water will remove the excess cream leaving the design on the egg.
- Gently submerge the egg and then GENTLY dry with paper toweling. DO NOT RUB HARD as you might rub off the design.
- Store eggs in refrigerator.
NOTE: This can be done substituting shaving cream for whipped cream, but then they are for decoration only and NOT edible!!
And just for your information here is a great little color chart for other methods.
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These are just gorgeous, and I’ll be featuring them tomorrow at Thursday Favorite Things! 🙂
Thank you so much! They were fun and easy to do too 😀
Those are so gorgeous! I’ve done something similar with shaving cream and paper, but never with eggs and whipped cream. What a great idea!! Thanks for sharing at the TFT party.
I MUCH prefer the whipped cream because they’re still edible that way unlike the shaving cream. 😀
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Your Tie Dye Easter Eggs look great and a lot of fun! Have a great first week of spring and thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with FULL PLATE THURSDAY!
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These are beautiful. I’m going to try this with my grandchildren. Thanks for sharing on Sunday’s Best.
You’re welcome. They turn out so pretty. I hope you have fun!
Those are some beautiful colored eggs. Found you on Bloggers Pit Stop Link Party.
Thank you and they were so easy!
We made similar dyed eggs one year but we used shaving cream. I love that you used all food safe products!
I originally saw that recipe with shaving cream, but they aren’t edible so I used the whipped cream instead and hubby is enjoying the egg salad.
Wow, they look gorgeous Tamy. Those colors are astonishingly bright and happy. Love how they turned out
Thank you. I was pretty happy with them.