Monday, April 18, 2011

Rubber Band Easter Eggs

This is a fun and easy way to decorate Easter Eggs that we have been using since Jason was probably five years old.  The materials needed are:

  • eggs
  • rubber bands
  • vinegar
  • food coloring
  • water
  • cups
  • tablespoons

I hard boil my eggs.  This is easier than blowing the eggs out.  It also makes the eggs more sturdy for decorating.  I foresee egg salad sandwiches in the future.....

Grab a bunch of rubber bands.  Wrap them in different ways around the hard boiled eggs.  I like a simple single band myself, but you can get quite creative.

Pour a teaspoon of vinegar in each cup.  Add food coloring to each cup, about a teaspoon.  You can get creative and mix your colors together as well.  Then add boiling water to each cup so that it's about 2/3 full.

Then, using the tablespoons, dip the egg in the vinegar/food coloring bath.  You can let it soak, or keep lifting it up and down, like my children do.  Either way, once the color is the way you like, take them out and let them dry. 

You can use a rag or old towel, or put them in the original carton. 

Once the eggs are dry, carefully remove the rubber bands.  Ooh, pretty!

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