Easter DIY egg coloring! With these 8 creative ideas, you will enjoy egg coloring for Easter, and who knows, you may be the winner!
My favorites are seasonal ceremonies like Easter, Christmas, Thanksgiving, etc. The spiritual atmosphere and the rituals they accompany make us understand God’s love and get us closer to him. They also allow gathering the family around one table, sharing love, and building memories. Often these ceremonies are topped with some activities. And so, it is the time to cherish and enjoy egg coloring for Easter. While some people still prefer natural egg coloring, others prefer improvising as they lean toward coloring eggs with food color and adding effects through creative techniques.
The egg in Christianity, according to Britannica, symbols the resurrection. The emerging egg from the eggshell illustrates the resurrection of Jesus from the tomb. During the old days, Christians used to color eggs with red only to represent the blood of Jesus Christ before DIYing egg coloring went broader in colors and patterns.
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Like the old days when I was little, natural coloring eggs were always a go-to option at home every Easter. Soak the natural ingredients in hot water with a tablespoon of vinegar to color the eggs. Then soak the boiled eggs in the colored water for some time. The longer the period, the richer the colors. Here is a list of natural ingredients with their respective colors:
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One of the tricks I follow when diyeing egg coloring is shaving cream. If you plan on having different colored eggs, get a cupcake tray and add shaving cream to every hole. Add a few drops of the food colorant to every hole, swirl with a toothpick, then drop in the boiled eggs. Transfer the eggs to a napkin, let the colors dry, then wipe the excess shaving cream gently. Here you go! Eggs with marble effect.
You read it right. Many of us prefer the edible way of coloring eggs. So all you need to do is swap the shaving cream with the whipping cream, and you will get the same results!
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From the picture below, you would sense there is an effect of grains that just hit the eggs. In a cup, add some grains of rice, then a few drops of color, add a boiled egg, cover the plastic cup with another, and shake. Now watch for the results!
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This is a perfect trick to keep your kids entertained and engaged as they color the eggs for Easter with their hands. They will be excited to put their watercolors on the table and paint the boiled eggs. Imagine how proud they will be of their masterpiece.
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First, boil the eggs. Wrap the twine string around the eggs, and drop the eggs in a colorful bath. Do not forget to add vinegar to the color bath. Let the eggs bathe for a few minutes, then remove them and let the color dry. Unwrap the twine string, and tada!
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Like you color the eggs with twine strings, you must do the same with the tape. Cover the boiled eggs with the tape, then drop them in a coloring bath. Then let the colored eggs dry and remove the tape.
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Using kitchen napkins is an excellent idea. However, I suggest you put on gloves before starting the process. Wrap the boiled eggs with napkins and tie them. Then add some drops of different colors on the napkin and leave them for a while. Next, untile the wrap and remove the napkins. The eggs will be colored!
So, what do you think about these 8 creative ideas for egg coloring this Easter? And which option would you go with?
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