Decal Dyed Easter Eggs
By: Amanda Formaro
Difficulty: Very Easy
Age: 4 and up
Parental supervision is recommended
For something different try making these decal dyed Easter eggs. The high point of this craft for kids is revealing the patterns left by the dye once the decals are peeled off.
What you'll need:
- Easter egg dye or food coloring and white vinegar
- Boiled eggs
- Paper towel
- Cooling rack
- Tiny stickers in different shapes
How to make it:
- Cover work area with newspapers.
- Place cooling rack on newspapers.
- Follow manufacturer's instructions for preparing the Easter egg dye OR place 1 Tbsp of white vinegar into a wide mouth cup (coffee mugs work great) and fill ¾ full with water, then add several drops of food coloring.
- Use a separate cup for each color of dye. (See photo.)
- Dry off egg completely with paper towel.
- Stick on reinforcements and any tiny stickers desired on egg. Make sure that all edges are firmly applied to egg. (See photo.)
- Dye egg according to manufacturer's instructions on Easter egg dye. (See photo 1, photo 2)
- Let egg dry on cooling rack.
- After egg is completely dry, peel off stickers. You will see white where the sticker had been. (See photo.)
- If desired, dye egg again using a lighter shade (such as yellow) to fill in the white spaces.
- Let dry completely. (See photo.)
- If some of the sticker adhesive remains on the egg, gently scrape it off with your fingernail.
- Try different types of food coloring, we used neon colors!
- The longer you leave the egg in the dye, the deeper the color will be.