Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Dyeing Easter Eggs

I dyed Easter eggs with my two nephews last evening. I thought they might be a little excited but they were real excited.

The excitement is showing a bit.

Mom put old aprons on them to save their clothes.
Sawyer would hold the egg on the spoon until he was and the
top of the cup and plop the egg would go. Then he would check it 
every second just in case it was ready.


To Dye Eggs 
We just used old mugs and put about 3/4 cup of water with food coloring
and 1 Tbsp. of vinegar in each mug. It takes quite a few drops of coloring.
To swirl the colors- dye your eggs a little lighter- then add 1 Tbsp.
of pig lard to the dye in your mug and heat in the microwave for a minute 
or so until the lard is melted and the water is hot. Drop the lightly dyed egg in and immediately pull it up so the whole egg isn't colored. We have been 
using this method for years. The eggs will be greasy so wipe 
them off with a paper towel.


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