The Easter holiday ushers in everything that we like about spring, from tasty candy, new baby animals and of course multicolored Easter eggs. If your previous attempts at dying eggs have ended in disaster, here are some tips to get you on the path to egg dying perfection.
Don’t Skimp on the Vinegar
Adding 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of vinegar to each cup of dye helps set the color on the egg better and more uniformly.
Use Clear Wax Crayons for Multicolored Eggs
Many dying kits come with clear wax crayons that allow you to create designs on the eggs using different colors. For white colored designs, draw or write on the egg before you dip it in the first color. After dying it you’ll see the waxed areas remain white. Don’t have a wax crayon? You can create a similar effect using masking tape.
Toss those thin wire dippers that come with dying kits and use a spoon instead. Spoons provide a stable way to both dip and lift the eggs.
Perfection Requires Patience
When applying multiple colors, wait until the first coat is completely dry before dipping it again. Otherwise, you’ll end up with splotches or runs, and the colors may mix into unpleasant combinations.
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