- March 18, 2013
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Easter is quickly approaching. This year I might actually allow my kids to dye some eggs. In the past I have let them color them with crayons and markers and even decorated some with stickers.
Last year a friend of mine made some ombré dyed Easter eggs, and I just could not wait to give it a try this year.
Since we home-school, I figured this would be a great lesson in absorption of color dyes and diluting objects. It conveniently went along with the rest of our science curriculum this year. Awesome!
Here is what you need to do:
Hard boil some eggs, just like you normally would to dye your Easter eggs.
Take your dyes, any dye will do, and mix them using one fourth of the water recommended.
This will be your darkest and most concentrated color. Add your eggs and be careful to not jostle them. Only about a quarter of the eggs should be submerged into the dye. After about a minute, add in a few more tablespoons of water.
We added water two tablespoons at a time.
Continue to add water, at this rate, letting the eggs sit for a minute each time furthering the dilution of the dyes. As more water is introduced the dye becomes less concentrated and therefore the color on the egg is also not as saturated. You continue the process until the egg is completely submerged.
After all is said and dyed, you have varying concentrations of colors making for a fantastic looking Easter egg that is uber trendy and ombré.