This Easter tradition dates back to ancient times, when Egyptians and Persians traded decorated eggs at the beginning of spring to celebrate fertility.
· Liquid Or Paste Food Coloring
· Metal Spoons
· White Hard-boiled Eggs
· Kitchen Knives
· Metal Tongs
· Empty Paper Towel Rolls
1. Set out a cup or bowl for each color. They must be deep enough to accommodate eggs.
2. Cut an empty paper towel roll into sections; you'll set your finished eggs on them to dry.
3. Scoop a gob of paste-type food coloring (found in the cake decorating section of craft stores) out of the container with a toothpick.
4. Stir it into a cup or bowl with 1 c. very hot water until it's dissolved.
5. Add 1/4 c. white vinegar.
6. Repeat steps 3 to 5 for the various colors.
7. Dip white hard-boiled eggs into the bowls using a metal spoon or tongs.
8. Place the dyed eggs on the egg holders to dry.