One of the most fun parts of Easter has got to be coloring Easter eggs. So, for my Easter Market, I decided to change it up just a little bit and let the kids dye wooden Easter eggs! They are really fun to dye, my girls had a lot of fun creating these with me. I haven’t experimented with more than one color for an egg, but I can’t wait to try. I have actually been trying to find a better excuse to head up to the craft store rather than just going to buy more wooden Easter eggs. Do you think my girls would mind gathering these up on Easter morning instead of plastic candy filled eggs? I’ll see if I can swing that by them.
There is something so magical about how the wood grain shows through the colors. I am in love. It makes me imagine aqua and rose colored trees growing in the forest. The pictures really don’t do them justice. You really need to try to dye wooden Easter eggs yourself.
What you will need to dye wooden Easter Eggs:
Food colors – I can’t speak for other colors, but I used these from Bake it Pretty and love the results.
Wooden Easter Eggs
Oil finish – I used coconut oil out of my pantry
How to dye wooden Easter Eggs – 1: Place 2 Tablespoons of water, 1/2 teaspoon vinegar, and 4 drops of food coloring into a plastic bag (don’t use the vinegar when mixing reds or pinks, I’m not sure about oranges). 2: Place your wooden egg in the dye bath and close up the bag as close to the bottom as possible. You want the water to surround as much of the egg as possible. 3: Let your egg soak for 1 hour. 4: Rinse the egg off with hot water. 5: Let the wooden egg dry. 6: Rub your oil finish onto the wooden egg. 7: Let sit for 5 minutes. 8: Wipe off the excess oil and let the egg dry again.
Tips: Don’t let the eggs sit in any sort of puddle. If they do get excessively wet they can bleed. I won’t/wouldn’t let my children/baby suck on these eggs. I did pick them up with wet hands and didn’t have a problem. But, I can’t recommend anything with any other food colors. I would recommend doing a trial and error egg before hand if you are going to be doing these eggs for a party/event.