What You’ll Need
- Hard-boiled eggs
- Cups big enough to hold dye mixture and eggs for coloring
- Hot water, white vinegar, and food coloring or packaged egg dye
- Egg carton
What You'll Do
- Cover the work area with newspaper.
- Gently press stickers on the hard-boiled eggs.
- In each cup, mix ½ cup hot water, 1 teaspoon white vinegar, and 10 to 20 drops food coloring. Or prepare the packaged egg dye according to instructions. Use caution with hot water!
- Put the eggs in the mixture and leave them for about 20 minutes.
- Remove the eggs with a spoon. Set them in an egg carton to dry.
- Peel the stickers off the eggs and uncover the new decorations!
Extend the Fun
Younger kids: If there are any leftover stickers (big if, we know), have your child use them to decorate a card (or a folded piece of paper). Then he can give the card and a decorated egg as a present. And, of course, he’ll need to sign his card, so this makes great letter- or name-writing practice, too.
Older kids: Before dyeing eggs, encourage your child to draw what she thinks one of the eggs will look like after it’s dyed. It can be pretty hard to understand positive and negative space. Having your child think about that and draw her ideas can be a good spatial challenge.