STEP 1 – BOIL EGGS
Boil eggs and place in a bowl of cold water to cool. Allows eggs to cool down to room temperature. While the eggs are cooling, cover the bench with paper towel to soak up any drips of food colour.
Note: Pale coloured eggs will work best when trying to achieve vibrant coloured eggs.
STEP 2 – PREPARE PATTERNS ON EGGS
Apply rubber bands and stickers to create patterns on eggs. Stickers will not stick to hot boiled eggs so ensure eggs have cooled to room temperature before applying stickers. Use foil stickers as paper stickers will soak up the coloured water and colour under the sticker. Foil stickers will protect the egg shell from any coloured water, leaving a distinct shape.
STEP 3 – COLOUR EGGS
Fill containers with 1 cup of boiling water each. Mix in 2 tsp white vinegar and 1 whole vial of Food Colour. Submerge eggs in food colour using a metal spoon to avoid colouring hands. Depending on desired colour, leave eggs in colour for up to 20 minutes.
STEP 4 – DRY EGGS
Pull eggs out of coloured water using metal spoon or slotted spoon. Place on a drying rack set over paper towel and allow to dry completely. One dry, remove stickers and rubber bands to reveal patterns.
Eat straight away with toast for breakfast or refrigerate for later. Enjoy!
Tip: to create brighter coloured eggs, Queen Artifical Food Colours are available in Blue, Green, Yellow, Black, Pillar Box Red and Rose Pink. Follow our step-by-step tutorial for dying eggs with these colours here.