Dip and Dye Eggs - FamilyEducation

Dip and Dye Eggs

by Trish Kuffner, author of The Preschooler's Busy Book

This preschool art activity results in classic and complex Easter egg designs.


Materials
  • Hard-boiled eggs
  • Masking tape
  • Egg dyes in a variety of colors
  • Slotted spoon
  • Cooking oil
  • Soft cloth
Directions
  1. Stick a pattern of masking tape on hard-boiled eggs.
  2. Dip them in a natural or commercial egg dye and leave them until they reach the desired color.
  3. Remove the eggs with a slotted spoon and allow them to air dry.
  4. Remove the masking tape when the eggs are completely dry.
  5. Leave the masked areas white, or dip the eggs again in a lighter dye.
  6. Polish the finished eggs with a small amount of cooking oil and a soft cloth.

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