The Ritsters' Studio
By The Ritsters
April 8, 2014
Read more about this project:
Suzonne Stirling of Urban Comfort dyed these eggs for Family Circle Magazine.
Rit Products Used
You'll Also Need
Rit Liquid Dye (1 Bottle of Each Color Listed)
1/12" (2mm) Round Nail
1/6" (4mm) Round Nail
Disposable Craft Gloves
Metal Drying Rack
large metal spoon
plastic table cover
Step By Step
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.
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.
Insert a straitened paper clip or toothpick into the larger hole to pierce the yolk and break it up.
Set up a wide bowl or jar to catch the insides of the egg.
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.
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.
Dry eggshells in microwave on high for 15-30 seconds.
Dyeing Eggs: Cover work surface with plastic table cover.
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