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Dyed Easter Eggs

The Ritsters' Studio

By The Ritsters

April 8, 2014

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Project Description

Suzonne Stirling of Urban Comfort dyed these eggs for Family Circle Magazine.


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Prep, dyeing & Rinse time: About 1 hour

Rit Products Used


You'll Also Need

  •   Eggs

  •    Rit Liquid Dye (1 Bottle of Each Color Listed)

  •    Pin/Eggpricker

  •    Egg Blower

  •    1/12" (2mm) Round Nail

  •    1/6" (4mm) Round Nail

  •    Paper Clip/Toothpick

  •    Wide Bowl

  •    Small Straw/Syringe

  •    Disposable Craft Gloves

  •    Metal Drying Rack

  •    Large Bowls

  •   measuring cup

  •   measuring spoons

  •   large metal spoon

  •   microwave

  •   paper towels

  •   plastic table cover

Step By Step

  1. Blowing Out Eggs: Poke two holes in a raw, regular-sized egg. First Pierce the smaller end of the egg, then the other end using a pin or egg-pricker.

  2. The holes must be made bigger, so the egg contents can be removed, using a pin or similar tool. A very effective method, use two large round nails, one 1/12" (2mm) thick and one 1/6" (4mm) thick. Sharpen the ends of each nail using a file or emery board to create four sharp edges. Make the hole you're going to blow through a little larger using the nail. Make the other hole about twice the size of the first hole, as this will be where the egg contents will come out.

  3. Insert a straitened paper clip or toothpick into the larger hole to pierce the yolk and break it up.

  4. Set up a wide bowl or jar to catch the insides of the egg.

  5. Over the bowl blow out the egg using a small straw (the kind that you get from a coffee shop) and air from your mouth or using a syringe to push air into the hole, until the entire contents of the egg have been expelled; or, use an egg blower.

  6. Over a bowl rinse out the shell by pouring water of the eggshell. Use straw or syringe to blow out water and any remaining egg yolk/white. Repeat until the egg is completely clean.

  7. Dry eggshells in microwave on high for 15-30 seconds.

  8. Dyeing Eggs: Cover work surface with plastic table cover.

  9. Wearing rubber gloves, measure dye mixture into 3-cup container, using recipes.

  10. Deep Aquamarine 1 Tablespoon Aquamarine 1 teaspoon Kelly Green 1 Cup boiling water
    Yellow Green 1/8 teaspoon Kelly Green 1 teaspoon Golden Yellow 1 cup boiling water
    Warm Red ¼ teaspoon Scarlet 1 cup boiling water
    Light Red Violet ½ teaspoon Violet 1 cup boiling water
    Red Violet 1 teaspoon Fuchsia 1 teaspoon Violet 1 cup boiling water
    Wine 1 Tablespoon Wine 1/8 teaspoon Taupe 1 cup boiling water
    Duck Egg Blue ½ teaspoon Teal 1/8 teaspoon Taupe
    Mint Green 2 teaspoons Lemon Yellow 1 teaspoon Aquamarine 1 cup boiling water
    Light Aquamarine ½ teaspoon Aquamarine 1 cup boiling water
    Golden Yellow 1 Tablespoon Golden Yellow ¼ teaspoon Sunshine Orange 1 cup boiling water
    Rust Red 1 Tablespoon Scarlet 1 teaspoon Cocoa Brown 1 cup boiling water
    Cocoa 2 teaspoons Cocoa Brown 1 teaspoon Taupe 1 teaspoon Dark Brown 1 cup boiling water

  11. Immerse Eggshell into dye solution. Use a spoon to move egg around to ensure even coloring.

  12. Allow eggs to dry in egg carton or metal drying rack until complete dry, about an hour.




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