Monday, April 5, 2010

Spring Eggs

For the past few years I have experimented with using natural dyes for spring eggs. Here's a picture from 2007:

And this is from 2008:

I'm not sure what happened in 2009... This year, due to time constraints and simple forgetfulness, I decided to try using food color to dye my eggs. Strangely I went straight from Paas to natural dyes, without ever experimenting with food color. The process is almost identical to using the little tablets, and less like the long soaking that natural dyes require.

A little food coloring, a splash of vinegar, some hot water and you have dye ready for eggs. It takes about 5 minutes to get a strong color.

I used the short glasses that my husband etched with cute baby dinosaurs. You can almost see their shapes in the picture.

I decided to try making a swirl/marble effect using olive oil. They turned out somewhat how I expected, and somewhat not.

Even with the strange-looking swirl eggs, I think this year's experiment was a success.

Happy Spring!

1 comment:

  1. Pretty! I'll have to try this with the eggs I boiled and forgot about :D