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!
Hard boiled eggs
Gel food coloring
several glasses (or plastic cups like I used)
I put my materials on a tray so when they bubble over it would not go all over the table and floor.
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.
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.
The kids were super excited about the new surprise element and eruption of the vinegar and baking soda!
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!
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.
The eggs turned out vibrant and pretty also!
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 🙂