There's probably nothing funner than grabbing a hard-boiled egg and cracking it against the egg one of your family members have chosen to see who's the winner (except maybe the chocolate you get to eat for dessert).
Not only do you get a tasty egg as the reward, but you also get bragging rights for the rest of the year if you come out on top.
But before you can sit around the table gloating that you and your perfectly uncracked egg are the best, you need to be able to dye the eggs so that they're pretty and festive.
Luckily for you, we've put together a little step-by-step to make sure your Easter is egg-cellent!
PSA: if your family doesn't do this then this Easter is the perfect time to create a new tradition.
What You Need
- Hard-boiled eggs
- Paper towel
- A bowl or a cup deep enough to completely submerge an egg
- Tongs or a slotted spoon
- 1/2 cup of boiling water
- 1 tsp of white vinegar
- Liquid food colouring (about 20 drops per colour)
How To Dye Eggs
1. Make sure your hard-boiled eggs are cool and protect your surface by covering it with a sheet of newspaper or paper towel (if you don't, it will definitely be a mess you'll hate cleaning up later).
2. If you want to decorate your eggs or make them a bit fancier, now's the time. You can either wrap some string or tape around the eggs in the patterns that you want. This means that once you've finished dying them, you can remove the string or tape and you'll be left with pretty designs.
3. Fill a container with the mixture of enough water to cover the egg, one teaspoon of white vinegar, and about 20 drops of food colouring. The more food colouring you add, the darker the colour of the egg will be.
4. Place an egg on the slotted spoon and dunk it in the water mixture, turning it occasionally so both sides get enough colour. Keep the egg in the water for up to 5 minutes or leave it in for longer for a darker hue.
5. Carefully remove the egg and set aside to dry. Now you're ready to see if all your hard work was worth it.....