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Easy Peasy Rainbow Eggs

Posted on March 18, 2013 by Shawna Chandler | 0 comments

 Easy Peasy Rainbow Eggs 


You can make a rainbow pattern by dipping but you need large quantities of dye and a lot a patience.  These are a snap to make and only require a little bit of dye and turn exceptionally bright.  
Here's how I did it. 

Materials:
Eggs
Food Coloring (I use Spectrum gel colors.  They're really bright and the bottles last forever so although they're a bit more expensive they're worth it in the end.)
Vinegar
Q - tips



 Make fairly concentrated dyes of the rainbow (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet) using about 1/2 to 1 tbsp each water and white vinegar.   For these particular eggs I only used red, yellow, green, blue and a really dark purple and let the natural blending of the dyes on the eggs create orange and the other in between colors.   Hold your egg horizontal and use the q-tip to swirl the color around the egg starting from one side and progressing to the other.  The colors blend beautifully if you overlap them a bit and swirl, swirl, swirl until it looks just right.   Set them on paper towels to dry and, if you'd like, give them a few coats of color.  The eggs in the photo above got two coats.   If you're using the Spectrum dyes I suggest gloves because they really stain your fingers if you don't.   As always, have fun!   
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