Ombre’ Easter Eggs

Ombre' Easter Eggs

This was my first attempt at these eggs and I used blue dye but they turned out kinda purple like. So with like anything else my second round will probably turn out even better. I got a teal color that I want to try next.

Here are the directions I followed:

Ombré Easter Eggs

You can create this dramatic display with just two 0.25-ounce vials of blue dye you may already have in the kitchen. Set out six 12-ounce glasses, labeled A through F. Add one cup of boiling water and two teaspoons of white vinegar to each and stir, using a separate spoon for each glass. Then, mix in the color as follows: A, two drops; B, six drops; C, 10 drops; D, 20 drops; E, 45 drops; F, 60 drops. Submerge a hard-boiled egg in each glass. Steep for five minutes, or until you’re happy with the hue, then remove and place in an empty egg carton to dry. Repeat with additional eggs (up to three dozen).

I followed these directions exactly using some gel food dye that I purchased at Hobby Lobby. I didn’t put A-F on my jars cause I could figure that out on my own 🙂 I also let mine soak for about 8 minutes. I let them dry on a rack before placing them into the egg cart.

I was happy with their out come, but next time I will try some of the dye from the grocery store type because I believe it is thinner and to make sure the dye water is mixed up well and try soaking up to 10 minutes.

Enjoy your Easter decorating


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