Are you an egg-coloring enthusiast bored with the traditional method and looking for new ways to express your art? Or perhaps you fear the almost inevitable messes from artificial dyes when you have kids reaching over each other because they just had to have that blue dye? Us too.
You can let go of that worry now, because we have three natural egg-dyeing alternatives that will rekindle your creativity and decrease the chance of messy mishaps. And the kids will love these too!
Here are your options:
Colored Tissue Paper
Our first solution is a no-mess approach using colorful strips of tissue paper. This one is especially great if you have children at that age where their attention seems to be constantly shifting.
You’ll be left with an array of incredible colors that have soaked into the eggs, without any mess.
Natural Food-Based Dying
This method uses a variety of foods instead of artificial dyes to create color. You will still want to supervise kids if you use this method, but at least if spills do happen, you’ll know what you’re dealing with.
For each color you’ll want to simmer your uncooked eggs in hot water for 15 minutes, adding one tablespoon of white vinegar for each cup of water, and add one of the following ingredients to create your color:
You’ll need to use your own judgment on how much to use, depending on the intensity of color you desire. And don’t forget to snack on the foods you aren’t using to dye the eggs!
Stickers and Crayons
One final way to decorate your eggs that is both clean and fun is to break out the crayons and stickers. Don’t be misled – this is not just for the kids.
The great thing about this method is that once your colored eggs from the previous two methods are dry, you can still add stickers to create a special touch on your favorite art masterpieces.