Having an Easter Egg emergency? Can't find a Coloring Kit? Don't sweat it. Make your own egg dyes with liquid food coloring and vinegar. Let the kids help, and turn it into a lesson on primary and secondary colors! Much more fun than a silly old box with tablets!
In coffee mugs, combine:
1 teaspoon vinegar
1/2 cup boiling water
20 drops of food coloring
To make blended colors, start with the lighter color, and add the darker color one drop at a time until you achieve the desired shade.
For Orange, start with 20 drops of yellow, add red one drop at a time.
For Purple, start with 20 drops of red, add blue one drop at a time.
For bright, vibrantly colored eggs, leave eggs in dye for a long time.
To make pastel eggs, leave eggs in dye for a short amount of time.
Dried color should not rub off.