Here’s some ideas and tips to get you cracking…
NB some adult supervision may be required for young children.
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DECORATING EGGS: Mix 1/2 cup of boiling water, 1 teaspoon vinegar and 10-20 drops of food colouring in a cup or mug to achieve desired colours. Repeat for each colour. Try mixing different dyes to get brighter tones.
METHOD: Using a slotted spoon or tongs dip a hard-boiled egg into the dye for about 5 minutes. Remove the egg and when completely dry you can paint a bunny, some patterns or funny faces on the shells with craft paints. Sprinkle on some glitter when the paint is still wet or draw faces and eyes with permanent markers.
You can also use wax or crayons to draw patterns on the egg before dipping them into the dye. Once the egg dries, the wax can then be softened by holding the egg carefully over a small candle flame and then simply wiped off to reveal your creation. Dipping the egg into another dye will help to create multi coloured eggs.
Display your eggs in a painted egg carton or a bowl on shredded paper, lettuce leaves or grass clippings for effect.