As we think of how to color Easter eggs, almost every year, to come up with new patterns and beautiful art, we are introducing simple tips for everyone, to enjoy the spring holiday.
In the below points, we are going to list the possible ways for easy egg coloring in simple steps, with the available materials in your kitchen. Some patterns may need talent, but you will also find very quick and easy models.
1- Natural egg coloring:
Natural egg coloring comes from the natural dyes in saffron, thyme, red cabbage, turmeric, paprika, tea, coffee, red onion scales, hibiscus, and some fruits as well. In most cases you need to boil the eggs in the water where one or two of these herbs have previously been dipped to produce the color. In case of hibiscus, tea, thyme and saffron, you may just boil them before boiling the eggs. In case of fruits, red cabbage and other vegetable/fruit ingredients, it is better to soak them in water for a few hours.
2- Marbling eggs:
Generating a lovely marble look comes from nail polish, which you spill in separate drops in a small cup of cold water, then carefully roll the cooked egg in it and let it dry. Marbling is known to give fabulous art looks and make egg shells look like real marbles.
3- Glittering eggs:
This way, as well as marbling, requires using empty egg shells, to allow you keep these eggs as decorative items, and also for health-related reasons as the glue or glitter might be harmful.
To glitter eggs, use a small brush, liquid glue or a small glue stick with a few bowls of glitter. Hold each egg between the tip of two fingers, rub the glue on it, then lightly roll it in the glitter and allow to dry.
4- Chabby chic eggs:
These eggs are the most beautiful, and many ladies love to make and keep them for years. The eggs are better painted, letting enough white space around the paint, to give a beautiful look and show the art.
5- Leaf print eggs and foiled eggs:
In this type of dying, the eggs are wrapped with small leaves on several positions then dyed in the coloring solution. The foiling technique is similar but it is mostly used when you do a whole pattern or when you use a coloring paste under each leaf, to produce colorful patterns on white background.
6- Metallic eggs and golden eggs:
In this type we usually use imitation golden sheets, or other colors if available. Using these sheets makes it easier to stick them gently on the eggs and obtain fabulous metallic colors, instead of using a brush and metallic paint.
7- Aqua Ombre eggs:
These eggs represent an elegant minimalist style that will go perfect with your home style. You can obtain the pattern by dipping the eggs in coloring solution until they take a light shade, then hold the egg and dip its tiny lowest part in the solution until it takes darker shade. Repeat the process by lowering it more into the solution, ¼ of the egg for example, then again to a half, then two thirds. That way you will have a perfect color gradient.