How to Dye Easter Eggs: The Basics, Tips + Tricks
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How to Dye Easter Eggs: The Basics, Tips + Tricks

Easter season is here, which means the B+C shop is stocked with all the Easter supplies you need + gifts for Easter baskets, we’re about to unleash heaps of Easter egg ideas, egg-citing tutorials, and tons of other tips and tricks. In preparation for our design fest, we thought we’d get you started with the easy Easter egg basics. In this post we’re going to teach you our favorite way to hard boil eggs and how to blow out an egg, and we’ll get you set up with a DIY drying rack for your freshly dyed eggs. Let’s get to it!

The Perfect Hard-Boiled Egg

There are many ways to accomplish this task, but we went with one of our staff member’s grandma’s tried-and-true technique. She knows what she’s talking about after boiling eggs for decades.

Materials:

– fresh eggs

– distilled white vinegar

Tools:

– sauce pan

Place your eggs in a pot. Fill it with water, covering the eggs by at least two inches. Bring the water to a boil, and then add a glug of vinegar. Turn off the burner and place the lid on top. Let it sit for 12 minutes. Remove the eggs and rinse them with cold water. Oh, what’s that? Your eggs are perfect? We thought so.

 

How To Blow Out an Egg

While many egg-decorating techniques call for hard-boiled eggs, there are a handful that suggest a blown out egg. We know, it sounds gross, and it kind of is, but you still need to know how to empty out your egg!

Materials:

– fresh eggs

Tools:

– turkey lacer

– jar or bowl

First, and most importantly, wash the eggshell with soap and water to avoid the wrath of salmonella poisoning. Gently poke a hole in the top of the egg using your turkey lacer. Flip the egg over and make a hole in the other end. Put your mouth over one hole and blow the yolk and whites out of the other hole. It’s like blowing up a balloon. It’s strangely hard work.  Just be careful not to work too hard and crack your egg.

 

Egg Drying Rack

Dyeing eggs is so fun! We’re pumped to spend the next month creating cool colors and transforming eggs into art. With all the dyeing we’ll be doing, we thought it would be a good idea to make a drying rack. This project is super easy — it only takes ten minutes!

Materials:

– small piece of plywood

– spray paint

– nails

Tools:

– ruler

– pencil

– hammer

Spray paint your wood and let it dry. Measure and mark your board in one-inch increments. Hammer the nails at your marks and then place your eggs on top!

Happy egg-making!

What is your favorite way to hard boil an egg? Do you have any tricks for drying dyed eggs? Fill us in below!