How to Dye Polka Dot Eggs

The vibrant and interesting Easter egg decorations are an essential part of this festival. This activity is particularly enjoyable for the kids who get a chance to unleash their artistic powers. In case an egg breaks during the decoration, it becomes their much-loved food. Polka dot is a pattern that looks good on everything, including Easter eggs. The dots will never fail to add a pop of cherish to the festivities. This pattern is one of the simplest to make out there and takes the least effort. Yet it looks very fun and colourful.

Things Required:

– 12 eggs
– Dye colours
– Small round stickers
– Tongs
– Water
– Vinegar
– Paints
– Wax candle
– Saucepan

Instructions

  • 1

    The first step is to boil the eggs. Place the eggs in a large saucepan. The saucepan should be able to hold them all in a single layer. Now fill the saucepan with water to a level where it covers the eggs well. Place the saucepan on heat and bring the eggs to boil. Remove the pan from heat and let the eggs stand for fifteen minutes before removing them.

  • 2

    After the eggs have cooled down, it is time to prepare the dye. Do it according to the instructions given on the manual. If you are planning to eat the eggs later on, you should use food grade dyes which are safe to consume. This would generally including mixing the dye with vinegar and boiling water in a bowl.

  • 3

    There are several ways you can create the polka pattern. The easiest one is to use a wax candle. Take an old wax candle and draw small polka dots on your egg’s surface. Now dip the eggs in the dye and keep there for a while. Use tongs to take out the eggs after about five minutes. The wax impressions will keep off the dye from the dots and you will have the pattern.

  • 4

    Another option is to use old stickers. Cut small round shape stickers and stick them to the eggs. Now dye the eggs. Place the eggs in the dye. After you take out the eggs, simply peel off the stickers. It is as simple as that.

  • 5

    The third option is to dye the eggs first in one colour. Then use a paintbrush dipped in paints to paint polka dots over the eggs in another colour. This will achieve the same result.

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