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How To Dye Easter Eggs

December 29th, 2012 Seasonal

With Easter right around the corner, perhaps you're thinking of showing the kids how to dye eggs. However, if it's been a while, you may have forgotten exactly what goes into the process. Have no fear! Making Easter eggs is a fairly simple process, and one that your kids may very well adore. It only requires a few simple ingredients, a little bit of time and children who are willing to try it out. Once finished, you can take the eggs out to the backyard and hide them! It's a great way to engage the entire family in Easter festivities.

According to Real Simple Magazine, all you need are eggs, paper towels or newspaper, a bowl or cup deep enough to submerge an egg, tongs or a special egg dipper, water, vinegar and food coloring.

Ready to go? Start by hard-boiling the eggs - if you're not sure how, here's a quick primer on the process. While the eggs are cooling, take a moment to lay down newspaper or towels where you'll be working with them. This will help ensure that you don't have to deal with too big of a mess!

Fill the bowl with about half a cup of water, a teaspoon of vinegar and about 20 drops of food coloring. Slowly place the egg inside and turn it around for about five minutes. The longer you leave it in, the darker the coloring will be. Now carefully remove it and set aside to dry.

If you like, you can keep watercolors nearby and encourage the kids to add their own special flair to each egg. If not, you're good to go!