3 Dyed Easter Egg Crafts from KRUPS

Dyeing Easter Eggs is a fun activity that millions of people do with their children around the Easter Holiday. If you love fancy looking eggs that you can create easily with your kids, here are 3 craft ideas that let you create them for a beautiful finish. One is even for naturally dyed eggs for those that do not like the commercial style dyes. Very cool indeed! Give these a try this year or pin them for next year!
marbled eggs http://twoclassychics.com/2014/04/3-dyed-easter-egg-crafts-krups/
Bright and Marbled Easter Eggs

* Spread the newspaper over your work surface.

* Now prepare the dye for coloring your Easter eggs. You will need a separate cup or container for each color.
* In each container combine one tablespoon of each of the following: oil, vinegar, and your choice of food coloring.
* Add enough water to make the liquid deep enough to cover an egg.
* Swirl the liquid with a spoon, and quickly lower and raise an egg into it.
* Pat dry with a paper towel, and repeat with a second color.
* Swirl into a third color, if desired. Some white areas can be left on the egg.
* Gently pat dry the completed egg, leaving a bit of the oil to give the egg a varnished look.
* Place the finished eggs in a container, such as an empty egg carton to dry.

Once you’re finished with all of your eggs, store them in the refrigerator.

speckled egg craft http://twoclassychics.com/2014/04/3-dyed-easter-egg-crafts-krups/

Speckled Easter Eggs

*Spread the newspaper over your work surface.
* Now prepare the dye for coloring your Easter eggs. You will need a separate cup or container for each color.
* Place one teaspoon of vinegar in each container. Add about 1-1/2 cups of hot water (hot tap water is fine) to the vinegar.
* Once you have the vinegar and hot water in the containers for your Easter eggs, add a few drops of food coloring to each container.
* Now dip each egg in the dye. Let the egg sit in the dye for several minutes to allow the color to adhere.
* Use a spoon to remove the egg from the dye and wipe the water off with a paper towel.
* To get soft pastel colors the eggs only need to bathe for a few minutes, then dry.
* To get the speckles: mix 10 drops of red and 5 drops of green food coloring in a small glass, a few drops of water and you have brown dye.
* To get the speckles use an old toothbrush, dip it in the brown dye, shake off excess. Point the toothbrush 6 – 10 inches from the egg. Run your finger across the bristles from front to back to get the splatter effect. (You might want to wear rubber gloves)!!
* Place the eggs in a container, such as an empty egg carton to dry.

Once you’re finished with all of your eggs, store them in the refrigerator.

naturally dyed eggs http://twoclassychics.com/2014/04/3-dyed-easter-egg-crafts-krups/
Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs

* Spread the newspaper over your work surface.
*If you want to make designs on your eggs, you can draw on the eggs with crayons. The wax will not come off when you dye the eggs.
* Combine spices, vegetables, water and vinegar in assorted pots on every burner on the stove. (Example: Turmeric would yield a lovely gold. Chili powder would yield a beautiful rusted orange. Beets turned some eggs a pale pink).
* Now dip each egg in the dye. Let the egg sit in the dye for several minutes to allow the color to adhere.
* Use a spoon to remove the egg from the dye.
* Wipe the water off with a paper towel, and place the eggs in a container, such as an empty egg carton to dry.

Once you’re finished with all of your eggs, store them in the refrigerator.

These Craft ideas come to us from KRUPS. Check out their cool egg cooker to help get perfect hard boiled eggs for your Easter egg crafts and everyday meals.

Images and recipes used with permission.

Comments

  1. nicole dz says:

    I really like the Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs. Better option for my kids. I love how you can use spices and veggies to make natural colors. And they are very pretty.

  2. Sherry Compton says:

    Good and fun crafts! There are so many techniques now. Plus, you can even buy kits to design even fancier eggs. Way different from my kids just coloring and dropping into the dye. I just spoke with my grandkids about dying eggs. They did red, green, blue, and….of course, every year you seem to end up with one coloring bowl where the color is black! 🙂 Happy Easter!

  3. Robin Wilson says:

    I haven’t dyed Easter eggs in years. But I really love the natural method that you have shared. My only problem is that spices are so darn expensive!

  4. Sarah Lehan says:

    OK, next year post this BEFORE the week of Easter. We always did our eggs on the Friday or Saturday before Easter. Good ideas, just too late for this year.

  5. SO cute. Dying eggs is my favorite thing about Easter.

  6. I pinned a bunch of recipes for naturally dyed eggs and will have to try them out. Of course we always used the store bought dyes as a kid and have fond memories of creating our lovelies.

  7. Jo-Ann Brightman says:

    I always used the commercial Paas dyes, perhaps some food dyes added. I would love to try the version you mentioned here. Thanks for all the tips and directions.