This dreamy egg-dyeing technique lets you customize with swirls and colors to your heart's content. Want more inspiration? Be the first to receive our Ultimate Guide to Easter Eggs full of tips, tutorials, and decorating ideas by downloading it here.
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With an egg blower, pierce the top and bottom of each egg, puncturing the yolk; carefully expel the contents. Rinse, and let dry.
In a small mixing bowl, combine 3 cups warm water, 2 tablespoons vinegar, and a few drops of food coloring. Place egg in dye, and leave it submerged until it turns the desired shade.
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In a wide, shallow bowl, prepare a second batch of dye -- which will provide the swirls -- in a darker shade or a different color. Liquid should be 1/2 inch deep. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil. Run a fork through this mixture, creating curlicues of oil on the surface.
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As oil swirls, place dyed egg in mixture, and roll it once around the bowl to pick up oil streaks; remove the egg.
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Gently pat egg with a paper towel.
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Let it dry. You can experiment with color combinations: Vary the base tints and the swirls to achieve striking contrasts, subtle shadings, or multihued richness.
Want to see the step-by-step demonstration first-hand? Click the link below to watch our video to recreate these mixed colors and whirly-swirly patterns.