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Surprise Color Erupting Egg Dying

Yes Easter is still two weeks away, but my kids have been begging to dye Easter eggs since February. I blame Walmart for getting all of the Easter stuff out the day after Valentines Day! I have held my kiddos off as long as possible and finally surprised them yesterday with Color Surprise Erupting Egg Dying!

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You need:

Hard boiled eggs

Gel food coloring

baking soda

vinegar

several glasses (or plastic cups like I used)

Baster (optional)

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I put my materials on a tray so when they bubble over it would not go all over the table and floor.

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Then I put the gel food coloring right in the center of the bottom of the cups. I used gel food coloring because it stays where you put it. I attempted the liquid food coloring and it ran to the side so the kids could guess what color they were getting. The whole point was the surprise :) Here is what the gel food colors look like, I use them in cake icing all the time.

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Next I spooned some baking soda over the food coloring making sure it was totally covered so the kids couldn’t guess which cup was which color.

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The kids were super excited about the new surprise element and eruption of the vinegar and baking soda!

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I let them take turns choosing a cup to put their eggs in and using the baster to drop vinegar into them. The excitement was contagious, and it turned out to be a really fun way to dye eggs!

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It turned out to be lots of fun and pretty messy! I’m so glad I put the cups on trays :) I was also worried the trays would be dyed but I rinsed off the color right afterwards and they were not dyed at all.

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The eggs turned out vibrant and pretty also!

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If you are looking for a new exciting twist on dying Easter eggs, then give this method a try. I know my kids are still talking about it and thought it was a blast! Thanks for stopping by :)

Johanna

 

 

 

 

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I'm a mother of two adorable girls only 11 months apart, and a sweet little boy. I'm madly in love with being their mommy. My husband is a youth minister and we love serving God together with our lives. I am passionate about being a stay-at-home mother and homemaker, its such an exciting, exhausting and rewarding job!

Discussion

2 thoughts on “Surprise Color Erupting Egg Dying

  1. This is awesome! The looks on their faces are priceless!

    Posted by kaylastanley | April 7, 2014, 8:48 am
  2. This is SUCH A CUTE IDEA! I love it! I was trying to decide whether I was going to teach my three-year-old about egg decorating this year because she has a tendency to make enormous messes that take me ages to clean up. :P But this, this is an awesome way that she can make a mess without REALLY making a mess, you know what I mean? And she gets cute colored eggs out of it! :D TOTALLY doing this!

    Posted by TraceyLynnTobin | April 7, 2014, 8:57 am

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