a small spray bottle with wateror a small cup of water
empty cardboard egg carton to hold eggs
Layer the counter with plastic wrap. Cut cheesecloth into 6" lengths.
Get the cheesecloth wet and wring it out.
Place a boiled egg into the center of the cheesecloth.
Gather the ends of the cheesecloth together tightly around the egg and secure with a rubber band.
Hold egg by the rubber banded end and add drops of food coloring to the damp cheesecloth.
Leave some white space, but use whatever colors you like.
Spray it with water. The less water you use the darker the colors, the more water you use the more muted your colors will be. The idea is to allow the water to blend the colors together, but not completely combine them into one big color blob.
Carefully hug the egg with your hand and gently squeeze out any excess food coloring and water.
Place in the cardboard egg carton to dry.
Paper Towel Method
Layer the counter with plastic wrap. Take a piece of paper towel, get it wet and wring it the water, you just want it to be damp. Open it up and place it on the plastic wrap lined counter.
Drip some food coloring in the center of the paper towel.
Place egg in the center of the colors and gather the paper towel around the egg.
Get it wet using a spray bottle.
Squeeze out the excess and set in cardboard egg carton to dry.
You can let all the eggs dry in a cardboard egg carton, or you can be like me and speed up the process using a hair dryer on cool setting.
If you don't want to deal with food coloring stains on skim, have kids wear rubber gloves.
To remove food coloring from skin, first rub hands with hand lotion. Make a paste from white vinegar and salt and run onto stained skin. Rinse and repeat until gone.
If using the paper towel method, you should use a sturdy paper towel. However, you can double or triple the number of sheets to make it stronger.
This recipe for Tie Dye Easter Eggs was printed from AmandasCookin.com - https://amandascookin.com/how-to-make-tie-dye-easter-eggs/ and can only be printed for education or personal use.