Love dyeing eggs, but sick of the same old routine? Have no fear! Our Ard’s Farm Eggsperts are here to help! Below we outline three different egg dye methods and what we thought of each. Watch the full video for more information!
Bleeding Tissue Paper Eggs
- Bleeding Tissue Paper, several colors (make sure you get the kind that “bleeds” or it won’t work!)
- Cup of water
- Hard boiled eggs
- This one is pretty self explanatory. Start by dunking the egg in the cup of water.
- While the egg is still wet, press small pieces of tissue paper all over its surface.
- Once the egg is fully covered, set aside to dry.
- After all the paper has dried, simply peel it off, and enjoy the lovely colors!
Whipped Cream Eggs
- Whipped cream
- Flat surface that can get messy (we used a plastic tray)
- Food coloring
- Toothpick or other thin stirring mechanism
- Spray whipped cream into the tray until the base is fully covered (you should have several inches of cream-covered area).
- Using your stirring object (toothpick, etc), smooth the surface of the whipped cream until it is a somewhat level surface.
- Place several drops of food coloring into the whipped cream (it’s a good idea to go light at first, you can always add more color later).
- Use your toothpick to swirl the colors through the whipped cream, creating a marble-like effect. (Note: if you want it to look really “marbly” make sure to leave lots of white areas with color swirled throughout.)
- Once you like the look of your whipped cream, gently place your egg into the whipped cream area.
- Gently rotate the egg until the whole surface is coated in whipped cream.
- Place aside to dry.
- Once the whipped cream has dried, gently wipe away any excess with a wet paper towel.
- You should be left with a neat marble look stamped onto the surface of your egg!
Vinegar Reaction Eggs
- Small cup of vinegar (using a narrow/tall cup may be better for suctioning up)
- Small bowl of baking soda (about ⅛ cup)
- Muffin tin (or other container to hold eggs)
- Foam paint brush
- Plastic spoon
- Plastic straw or pipette
- Small bowl of water
- Add a few drops of food coloring to your small container of baking soda.
- Add a spoonful of water.
- Stir, and add more food coloring/water as necessary to create a paste.
- Once a paste consistency has been achieved, use your foam brush to coat the egg in colored paste.
- Place your egg into your muffin tin.
- Collect vinegar in your pipette/straw (to use a straw: dip one end in the vinegar, place your finger firmly on the other end of the straw — creating a vacuum– then lift straw out of the vinegar).
- Drip several drops of vinegar onto the surface of your paste-covered egg.
- You should hear a quiet fizzing noise, and a spotty design should appear.
- Add as many drops as you’d like, and then let your egg dry.
- Once the egg is dry, wipe off any residue with a damp cloth.
Overall, our eggsperts loved all three methods, and said they would recommend trying them all!
The favorite among our bunch was the whipped cream egg, because they enjoyed tasting the leftover material.
They also loved the fizzing sound of the vinegar egg.
Best overall colors came from the tissue paper egg and the whipped cream egg.
Watch the full video here.