I love any craft activity. Especially when it is during any type of holiday season. We got a group together and dyed some easter eggs drank wine and they turned out great! Here are some egg hacks to make the boiling to the dying go nice and smooth and this was you have easy clean up, successful beautiful eggs and most importantly that second glass of Pinot!
After getting my Instant Pot for Christmas I have legit used it every week and it is making my life, my meals and just everything so much easier!
Here is how I do it in the Instant Pot:
eggs (I did 10)
1 cup of water
Pour the water into the instant pot
Place your steamer rack inside
Arrange eggs around
Lock lid and cook for 6 minutes under high pressure
As soon as eggs are done release pressure and place into a bowl full of ice! (Mama Schrodes trick) this makes them easier to peel and when dying the eggs the color is stronger if they are cold
The Fun Part:
Dying the Eggs:
I cheat and use the adorable PAAS brand, one because I saw a glittery sparkle egg option… and like the crab dude in Moana I cannot resist.
I also bought the plastic cups that they sell ( not the most low waste..) but easy clean up and cute asthletic.
In each cup place 1 tablet and 1 tablespoon of vinegar ( I eyeballed it and probs put a little more)
Once tablet is bubbling and dissolved. Fill the rest of the cup to the line with warm water and mix.
Test colors with egg dipper and paper towel. You don’t want to discover its an orange tablet in the pink cup after you had your entire plan for a perfect pink sparkle egg. So just dipping in each cup before you start and dabbing (***dab) on the papertowel you will for sure know what color youre using.
Successful Dying Tips:
Use the empty egg cartons for drying racks
Let the egg sit in the dye for longer if you want the color to be brighter
Use the dippers when doing layers of color on egg
If adding glitter at the end use glue and glitter in a ziplock bag and then shake it inside
Wash hands throughout process and use dishsoap
Crack the egg hack:
Grandma Decker swears that cracking the egg pointy side down makes the fastest and easiest crack!
Try it out!
Hope your eggs are as shiny and as sparkly as you!