DIY beautiful Easter eggs
My grandmother kept a ugly saucepan with a special purpose deep in the barn - it prepared a decoction of onion husks for painting eggs for Easter, and next to it was a canvas bag, in which the grandmother collected onion husks for a year. She despised food colors, treated them, as well as any innovations, with distrust. Therefore, I did not think about how to color the eggs for a long time and did not spend time - I put it in a pan with a brown slurry and that's it! In this article, I will talk about more modern ways to paint eggs for Easter.
Pans with onion husks are a thing of the past; the younger generation demands modern beauty on an Easter table. Making beautiful Easter eggs is pretty easy, but it will take some time. In the master class, I will tell you how to decorate Easter eggs with my own hands using a self-adhesive film and food colors.
I note right away that the eggshell will turn a bright color if you use high-quality dyes, which, alas, are not cheap. Sachets, abundantly sold in the bazaar, unfortunately, contain paint, which, at best, will give pastel colors.
- Cooking time: 1 hour 20 minutes
- Quantity: 10pcs
Easter Egg Coloring Ingredients
- a dozen white eggs;
- 20 g of 6% vinegar;
- scarlet, green and blue food coloring;
- a small piece of self-adhesive film;
- scissors, ruler, paper knife, pencil;
- vegetable oil.
We cut jewelry out of the film. To begin with, we measure the lateral surface of the shell in order to choose the size of the picture - you cannot draw too large flowers, since the film is glued with folds.
We mark the flowers (4 flowers per product) with a pencil on a paper film substrate, cut them with a pair of scissors along the contour, and cut thin strips (about 2-3 millimeters thick).
Boil chicken eggs properly. They should be at room temperature. Put in a pan, fill with cold water, as soon as the water boils, remove from heat, cover with a lid, leave for 11 minutes. Then cool in cold water and wipe dry.
First we glue the flowers in the middle, after - the side strips, glue the stars from the strips from the blunt and sharp end.
Before putting the dye in the solution, we press the glued film well so that it adheres tightly to the shell.
Pour 100 g of cold water into cups, add 10 ml of vinegar. Add paint. The concentration of the solution should be very saturated, mix thoroughly until the grains are completely dissolved.
We put the eggs covered with a film in cups with a colored solution for 20 minutes, sometimes we turn so that the coloring occurs evenly.
We spread on a piece of unnecessary fabric so that the dye dries. Drying must be natural, otherwise part of the color can be erased.
Carefully remove the strips and flowers. The dye will leak under the film, no matter how tightly you stick it, since the surface of the egg shell is not perfectly smooth, so small stains will always remain on the white parts of the picture.
For shine, grease the shell with a drop of vegetable oil. All. You can celebrate!