Egg dyeing goes back to medieval times when people used them to celebrate spring and Passover. Easter is still a glorious time to color eggs. Children have fun mixing colors to make their own creations with store-bought packaged kits. However, this year, try coloring eggs a different way---with what you have in your home or kitchen. Using household materials makes this project inexpensive while the kids learn from this artful adventure. There are several ways to dye eggs your way, so let the creativity begin!
Spread a plastic tablecloth on the work area to keep mess to a minimum.
Measure 1/4 teaspoon of each store bought food coloring. Food coloring goes a long way so use it sparingly. Blend colors for custom hues (remember that red and blue make purple, red and yellow make orange, and yellow and blue make green).
Pour each color into separate small glass bowls or ceramic cups. Add 1 tablespoon white vinegar per bowl, then 3/4 cup hot water to each.
Dip hard-boiled eggs in bowls and allow to sit until dyed to the intensity you want.
Remove the eggs from the bowl with a slotted spoon. Dry eggs then polish with a soft cloth dubbed in a very small amount of cooking oil for sheen.