Every year I try to find a new way for the kids and me to dye our Easter eggs. Well this year I found what looks to be a fun, egg-stravigant way to make tie dye eggs. Today we will be trying this experiment and encourage you and your kids to try it as well! Below are the materials and instructions for making volcano dyed Easter eggs
Materials: Hard-boiled eggs, food coloring, vinegar, baking soda, paint brushes, some cups, big lipped plate or bowl and a cup of water.
- First you will want to create paint made from baking soda. Using a tbsp of baking soda, couple tsps of water and some food coloring. Mix the ingredients together until you have the consistency you want.
- Next, grab your paint brushes and begin painting your eggs.
- For some added touches of color, drop some food coloring splashes onto your eggs using a dropper.
- Grab your vinegar and pour it on top of the egg and watch the “volcanic eruption” take place. (It’s suppose to look like a typical bubbling baking soda volcano, but more colorful. Every time is different based on your colorful combinations.)
- You can repeat steps 2, 3, and 4 over and over again until you’re ready to move onto another egg.
- Lastly, pat off any excess vinegar or simply let them air dry.
Once you’ve dyed your eggs and they have dried, the fun can now begin. Here are a few suggestions on what you can do with your newly dyed Easter eggs:
- Peel and eat them!
- Use them to decorate the house
- Hide them and host an egg hunt for your kids
- Have an egg toss
- Make egg salad
- Have an egg rolling contest
- Slice them up to add to a chef’s salad
- Crack the eggs open and use their shells to make mosaics out of the pieces
- Use the remaining dye to make tie-dye doll clothing
- Eat them plain with some salt on the top
- Eat them with friends