Ducks 'n a Row: Double Dying Hard Boiled Eggs Makes Them Extra Special

14 April 2017

Double Dying Hard Boiled Eggs Makes Them Extra Special

Coloring Easter eggs is a traditional family activity in the spring but let's not reserve it for just once a year. I hard boiled eggs and dyed them for a kids' movie party. How about coloring eggs to put on a table for a special lunch? Peel and eat! 

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What I love to do is "double-dye" them. Simply put, hold the egg in the dish half-way. Then flip it to put it in a different color. What do you think? Like them?

Here are the simple instructions on how it is done:

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How To Dye Easter Eggs With Two Colors

This method for coloring Easter eggs with food coloring is easy and FUN for the whole family. You will want to make a lot of them to enjoy the variety of combinations of colors you can come up with!

White-shelled hard boiled eggs
Little glass bowls
Food Coloring
Empty egg carton
Paper towel

*If you have very young children, this is also a great opportunity to help them with their counting skills as you wait for the color to take!

Prepare bowls of water with food coloring, one color per cup. - directions below
Have enough liquid to cover about ½ of an egg when held length-wise in the water
Use cold, hard boiled eggs in their shells: “How To Hard Boil An Egg”
Take one egg and hold it in one color.

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Count to 60 (or longer – the longer it soaks, the deeper the color will be)

Gently lift it up and allow the color to drip into the bowl.

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Turn it over and place the white half in another color.

Count to 60 or more.
Gently lift it out, again, and allow the color to drip in the bowl.

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Place your egg on its side in an empty egg carton or an upside-down ramekin to dry.

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How To Prepare the Dye For  Coloring Eggs
Boil water
Add about ½ cup boiling water to each bowl
Add 1 tsp. vinegar to each bowl
Add 10 – 20 drops of food coloring to each bowl – a different color per bowl
Lay a hard boiled egg in the bowl for up to 5 minutes if you are going to have it all one color. If the liquid does not quite cover it all, gently turn it using a spoon so that it colors evenly.
Remove and lay out on a paper towel to dry. 

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Do you have any decorating techniques for eggs?

How to hard boil eggs the easy way!
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