Sunday, March 21, 2010

Making a Rainbow Egg

It is Easter Party time at church today.  This is one of my favorite family events because it is just fun!  So in honor of it I will share my family's technique of dying rainbow Easter Eggs.  It is sure to impress your friends and your kids.  And of course, special thanks to mom for inventing it!


Step 1: Dye the whole Egg yellow. Remove from dye when you have a yellow color you like and pat dry with a paper towel. IMPORTANT: Make sure the egg is dry before adding any additional colors. This will be critical after each different color.

Step 2: Hold the egg half –way down into the green dye. Don’t move it around, but hold it as steady as you can. Remove the egg when you have green color that you like and towel dry.

Step 3: Flip the egg over and lower the now yellow half part way into the orange color, leaving a line of yellow visible. Hold the egg level and wait for the orange to dye that part. Hold it as steady as you can. Remove the egg when you have orange color that you like and towel dry.
Step 4: Flip the egg over and lower the green half part way into the blue color, leaving a line of green visible. Hold the egg level and wait for the blue to dye that part. Hold it as steady as you can. Remove the egg when you have blue color that you like and towel dry.
Step 5: Flip the egg over and lower the now yellow/orange half part way into the red color, leaving a line of orange and yellow visible – typically this ends up being the tip. Hold the egg level and wait for the red to dye that part. Hold it as steady as you can. Remove the egg when you have red color that you like and towel dry. 
Step 6: Flip the egg over and lower the green/blue half part way into the purple color, leaving a line of blue and green visible– typically this ends up being the tip. Hold the egg level and wait for the purple to dye that part. Hold it as steady as you can. Remove the egg when you have purple color that you like and towel dry.
TA DA! Your very own rainbow egg – sure to impress your friends and family!

Below are some eggs that demonstrate another egg-dying toy - rubber bands. I have by no means perfected this technique but it does give you some cool results. I'll share this year's attempts after the party today!







Do you have fun egg dying techniques...take a photo of them and email me and I'll post them here to show the world. Or send me a link to your own blog and I'll link to other great egg artists!

5 comments:

Denise said...

Back in high school I went all out with Jello eggs and made rainbow jello eggs...yes 6 different flavors of jello in one egg. It took FOREVER to do but was fun in the end.

Tiffany said...

Last year we had a family egg decorating contest and I found some old lace and wrapped it around the egg and it turned out lovely. Probably should have taken a picture of it. Oops. Oh well, maybe this year!

Dionna @Code Name: Mama said...

This is SO creative! I don't know if my 2 yr old has the patient for something this involved yet, but I'll keep it in mind for future use. And I hope you don't mind if I link to this post in my "toddler activity schedule" this week :)

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Beautiful! Just like when I was in school. I Loved painting eggs, I know it sounds weird, but it was all crafty get the inside out, hehehe!

Anonymous said...

thank you, I was looking for a how to on making rainbow colored eggs for easter, yeah, thanks for the tutorial :)