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Old Fashioned Easter Eggs

1 dozen white eggs
white vinegar
optional white crayon
box of food colors

Gently place eggs in single layer in large saucepan. Add enough cold water to cover eggs by 1 inch. Cover. turn on heat to medium and bring to boil.
I boil my eggs for 10 min...feel free to adjust!!

Pour off hot water and rapidly cool eggs by running them under cold water
remove from water and allow to dry or dab dry with paper towel.

Mix 1/2 cup boiling water, 1 teaspoon vinegar and 10 to 20 drops food color in a heat proof cup. I line up coffee cups.

Repeat for each color Dip hard-cooked eggs in dye for about 5 minutes.
remove from cup when desired color is achieved.

Personalized eggs: Write initials, names or draw pictures on the egg with a white or light colored crayon before dyeing.

immediately clean out coffee cups and sink.

refrigerate eggs when done if you plan to eat them.

Submitted from Nicky from Kansas

 

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I have not done this in years either. LOL are we showing our age LOL
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I miss having young ones at home...
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I am printing this to give to my son. He and his fiancee will be coloring eggs with her nieces and nephews.
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My son (25) made these every year with my mother in law. Haven't had them since she passed in 2008.
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Oh my! My children will be 42 and 40 next month, the grands are almost 20 to 4. The memories of Easter eggs and the "messes" we made in the kitchen have lasted lifetimes! Enjoy....
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I'm 48 and I still make messes while dyeing Easter eggs!! Just enjoy my Easter eggs!!!
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I boil eggs with purple cabbage leaves/vinegar. Makes beautiful blue eggs. also, yellow onion skins will make orange.
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by FAMJR   
So do I, also tea, red onion skins, coffee, old paprika, even old limp carrots that I shred first.
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That sounds interesting..I think I will try this. Thanks for the tip!
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My Daughter Is 38 & Son 40 So Egg Dying Is Now On Them With Their Children. Those Were The Days
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I know what you mean. I miss dying Easter eggs. But, have wonderful memories of years past.
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I'm 53 yrs old and STILL look forward to coloring Easter eggs. Even if I do it by myself. Some things never change, I'll always be a kid at heart. Thanx for reminding me...
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I'm 53 yrs old and STILL look forward to coloring Easter eggs. Even if I do it by myself. Some things never change, I'll always be a kid at heart. Thanx for reminding me...
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dyeing Easter eggs used to be one of the highlights of the year (along with carving pumpkins and baking Christmas cookies.) kids are grown now and continue the traditions with THEIR kids! (....it'll happen to everyone one of these days.....)
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we are going for the fun sparkly, swirly, glitter, etc. eggs
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You can do your own of those using this basic method, too -- just stir some glitter (fine or coarse) in with the egg, or dip and roll it in glitter when you take it out of the mix. You could also wrap an egg in a crumpled paper towel or old rag when or right after you dye-soak it, to get a tie-dye effect. Or add contrasting dye to some oil and swirl it onto the top of an egg-dye bowl/mug/whatever, letting the egg pick up a bit of that color on the way out. Or stick tissue-paper cutouts (those shaped craft punches can be great for this) onto the egg while it's still wet from the dye, and let them dry in place as added decoration. Or any other thing or combination you can come up with. Let your imagination run wild! 8)
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by CAROLAB   
Very pretty and colorful! Used to do this when we were kids! Thanks!
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haven't made these for years! my son is 41. thanks for the memories.
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I agree, youngest is 51.
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My youngest is 37. I haven't made easter eggs since he was 12.

 

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