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Neon Easter Eggs

An Easter family tradition — follow these instructions for a fun craft project the kids will love.

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All You Need

  • 0 Large eggs – hard cooked & cooled
  • 0 Club House Food Colour Preparation - Neon
  • 0 Vinegar

Instructions

  1. Gently place large eggs in a single layer in a saucepan. Add enough cold water to cover eggs with 1 inch (2.5 cm) of water. Cover pan and bring just to a boil, over high heat. Remove from heat and let stand about 15 minutes. (Adjust time up or down by 3 minutes for each size larger or smaller.)

  2. After 15 minutes, pour off the hot water and rapidly cool eggs by running them under cold water (or place in ice water) until completely cooled. Combine 1/2 cup (125 mL) water, 1 tsp (5 mL) vinegar and desired food colour in a medium saucepan. Heat to boiling. Remove from heat. Dip cooled hard-boiled eggs until desired shade is obtained. Place on a baking rack to dry. After colour has dried, it will not rub off.

  3. To make unique colours, combine green, yellow, red and blue using the following combinations as a guide.

  4. # Drops to Achieve Colours:

  5. Deep Purple: 7 blue plus 3 pink

  6. Green Apple: 20 green plus 2 blue

  7. Apricot: 4 green plus 1 pink

  8. Turquoise: 5 blue plus 2 green

  9. Dusty Rose: 6 pink plus 2 blue

  10. Sky Blue: 9 blue plus 2 green plus 1 purple

  11. Fun Effects: Twice the Fun For two-toned eggs, dip the top half in one color and the bottom half in another, or leave the egg in the dye for different lengths of time, creating different shades of the same color.

  12. Marbleize and Surprise For neon marbled eggs, mix 1/4 cup boiling water, 1 teaspoon vinegar, 1/8 teaspoon oil, and 4 to 8 drops of food color in a shallow bowl. Gently roll each egg in the mixture for 30 seconds, or until the egg is the desired shade. Transfer the egg to a second color mixture, and repeat the process. Allow the egg to dry completely, and wipe away excess oil with a paper towel.

  13. Simple Sticker Art Before dyeing eggs, apply stickers – such as chicks, rabbits, flowers, or other springtime favorites – to create the desired images. Dip eggs in dye as you would normally. Remove stickers once eggs have dried to reveal perfectly “drawn” designs.

  14. Paint the Egg Neon For hand-painted neon designs, mix 10 drops of one color, 1/2 teaspoon water and 1/2 teaspoon vinegar in a small container. Paint hard-cooked eggs with a paintbrush or a cotton swab. Go wild with stripes, polka dots and zigzags.

  15. Give Me a K, for Kate Personalize your family’s eggs by using a white or light colored crayon to write names on them before dipping them in the dye.

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