Here is Dakar we don't have those nifty little egg dying kits so we made our own yesterday and I thought I would share for all those other expat mommies! Or those of you in the states who want to save a few dollars and use what you have in your pantry!
What you need:
- eggs (preferably white- I finally found some last minute yesterday)
- food coloring
- white vinegar
- old wire hanger
- 3 or 4 small bowls (depending on how many colors you want to make)
- optional washi tape for making stripes and glitter
Formula for each bowl:
- 25 drops of food coloring (I used 12 drops of yellow and 12 drops of blue to make the green)
- 1 tablespoon of white vinegar
- 1/2 cup to 1 cup of water (room temperature)
To Make the wire egg dipper:
I took an old wire pant hanger that I had and removed the cardboard. This particular one was great because the wire wasn't connected on the bottom so I could easily bent it around to make a circle for the egg to rest in. I think even using tongs or any study wire you have lying around would work as well.
The rest is easy and I'm sure you know the rules: The longer you leave them in the darker the color. I even tried an ombre pink egg! I dipped it in the red dye halfway down for a good three minutes then took it out and flipped it. I then dipped the other side several times at different places on the egg and for a shorter time! The babes and I even dipped them in glitter!
We even put washi tape to good use taping a stripe around the egg then dropping it in the blue, removing the tape after it dried then dipping it in the red to add some purple and pink! XO