Easter Egg Ideas
Published July 20, 2012
There’s nothing more fun for the kids than coloring Easter Eggs.
Whether it’s a bright display for the kitchen table or a small version for table settings. Of course, there’s no reason why a grown-up shouldn’t be the recipient of a basketful of eggs and chocolates either!
This year why not add a whimsical twist to your egg decorating with a little olive oil and a bit of imagination?
The process is easier than you think and the results are amazing.
- 12 eggs (blown or hard boiled)
- Egg blower (optional)
- Mixing bowls
- Food colouring
- White vinegar
- Paper towels
- Olive oil
- Measuring cups
- Small bowls
The use of an egg blower is optional. The blown eggs will produce a nicer result and will last considerably longer, however, hard-boiled eggs will work as well.
Once you have blown the egg with the egg blower or hard-boiled your eggs, combine 3 cups of warm water with 2 tablespoons of white vinegar in a small bowl. Add 1-2 drops of food colouring to bowl. Repeat with the other colours.
Place your egg in the bowl and carefully watch over it to the desired shade you wish. Remove from the bowl and let dry.
In another shallow bowl, carefully mix another batch of colours that are different from the first batch. Darker colours work best.
Carefully add 1 tablespoon of olive oil to each batch. Place your dyed egg in this olive oil mixture and swirl it around with a fork or spoon until the egg picks up the streaks of oil. Remove the egg and pat dry with a paper towel. Let the eggs thoroughly dry.
Display the eggs in a basket on the table or in a colourful eggcup at each place setting on the table.
*Did you know? A great way of drying your eggs without spoiling your dye effect is to use push pins and a corrugated piece of cardboard. Simply push the pins in parallel lines approximately 1/2 inch apart in a square pattern. Place the wet egg on the pins and let dry.