It’s egg time! Let the Fizz Egg Dying begin!!
I am so excited to share our fun new way of decorating Easter eggs. Let’s face it placing eggs in cups and waiting for them to change is so boring for kids. This idea is WAY more fun and hands on for kids and adults. And what makes it even cooler is the fizzy chemical reaction at the end! (Hint: When the baking soda and vinegar mix it makes a fun fizzy reaction that will make your kids smile!)
So let me introduce the “Fizz Eggs” Easter Egg Dying technique. Don’t worry you will be using ingredients you already have at home! No more having to buy those Easter Egg tablet kits at the grocery store.
What you need:
- Food Coloring (The neon ones are awesome!)
- Baking Soda
- Paint Brushes
- Hard boiled eggs
Speaking of hard boiled eggs: Need some tips? Have you ever wondered how to boil the perfect egg?
Hard Boiled Eggs: FAQ from Ohio Egg Farmers:
- Q: When should you buy eggs for Easter? A: Very fresh eggs can be difficult to peel. For easily-peeled Easter eggs, buy and refrigerate them a week to 10 days in advance of cooking. This brief “breather” allows the eggs time to take in air, which helps separate the membranes from the shell.
- Q: How do you make hard-boiled Easter eggs? A: Hard-boiled eggs should be cooked in hot, not boiling, water. When the water comes to a boil, turn the heat off, remove them from the burner and let them sit in the hot water for 12 minutes (for large eggs). Watch this easy-to-follow video for step-by-step instructions on how to hard-boil eggs.
- Q: What’s the best way to peel Easter eggs? A: Gently tap the hard-cooked egg on countertop until the shell is finely crackled all over. Roll egg between hands to loosen shell. Starting peeling at large end, holding egg under cold running water to help ease the shell off.
Now that you’ve boiled your eggs let’s get to the fun part…DYING THE EGGS!
Step 1: Create the Paint/Dye to paint onto the eggs
You will take 1 Tablespoon of baking soda, add a drop or 2 of food coloring and 1-2 teaspoons of water. Mix it together and add more water or baking soda depending on the consistency you want. I made mine thicker so that the chemical reaction of the fizz would be more intense when we add the vinegar.
Step 2: Paint the eggs
Let your kids use as many colors as they can dream up. Paint the egg all over in your favorite color combinations.
Step 3: Add a drop or 2 of food coloring
Add a drop or two of food coloring anywhere on the egg. It will dye the egg and make a pretty pattern once you add the vinegar.
Step 4: Pour on the vinegar
Pour a few tablespoons of vinegar on top. We used our turkey baster to apply the vinegar. We’re pretty resourceful around here! : )
Step 5: Wow and smile in amazement
Your eggs will fizz and turn into a pretty colorful egg as the food coloring and baking soda paint spread. Next just set your eggs back in the egg carton to dry off or use a paper towel and your done!
Now after you’ve dyed those eggs let’s rip off those shells and eat them! I absolutely love eggs. I eat eggs every single day in all forms. If I could only eat one food for the rest of my life it would be eggs! I eat a hard boiled egg for breakfast almost every day because it’s healthy and quick!
Eggs are often known as nature’s most perfect food. In fact, the protein found in eggs is the highest-quality protein found in any food. Did you know that one large egg has 13 essential vitamins and minerals, unsaturated fats and antioxidants, all for just 70 calories? Now that’s a good way to start your day!
I recently found out that Ohio (My NEW home) is ranked second in egg farming nationally, producing more than 8.7 billion eggs each year. So there’s a good chance your Eggs are from Ohio!
Okay I’m done bragging about one more reason why my New home state is so cool! : )
Enjoy your Fizzy Easter Egg dying this year! I know it’s going to be a big hit in your home just like it was in ours!