At Easter time, I'm always on the look-out for interesting ways to make eggs pretty. Last night I was inspired by this post, so while I was cleaning up the kitchen, I boiled some eggs and mixed up some simple dyes -- water (just under a cup for each colour), food colouring (enough to make the water dark), and vinegar (about a tablespoon per colour) in three mugs. After the eggs were boiled, I cracked the shells a bit and put two in three different mugs. Then I poured the dyes I had mixed into the mugs. I stuck them in the fridge thinking they could colour over night and be for breakfast in the morning.
|Not sure what's up with that oily film in the pink dye!|
The results were lovely, as you can see! It took all of about five minutes to add this extra touch of prettiness to a simple, nutritious snack.
|The blue and green look similar in the picture, but the blue was most striking and lovely!|
And now I have these lovely coloured shells with which to try THIS little project!
Have you any simple but lovely traditions involving Easter eggs?