I don’t know about you, but in my family we have the tradition to dye Easter eggs on Thursday only. Usually my grandmother (baba) does them as she enjoys it very much, and I’m happy to watch her just buzzing around! Even now, when I’m thousands miles away from home and baba, I decided to keep the tradition alive and maybe even experiment a little bit! I googled some interesting techniques to dye eggs and there were a few that particularly caught my eye. I’m planning to split the post in two parts – one for today and one for tomorrow (which you can find here), and show you the results of my dyeing adventure!
I really, really wanted to make some pretty eggs, and decided that dyeing with shaving cream/foam would help me reach my goal. I mean look at this, how can you not fall in love with it?? (picture taken from the internet) I’ve done my research, stoked up with some shaving foam bottles and prepared to get the job done! I followed every instruction precisely and if you keep reading, you’ll see my results down below.
First, I put some transparent wrapping foil over my plate, so I don’t make it messier than already expected. Then I got some food colouring and let the magic happen. I added different colours to make it as pretty as possible!
Then I hopped my egg in and then waited to see the results.
I tried with several eggs and the result was… well, disappointing is a too mild word to describe. None of the eggs got ANY colour what so ever, not to mention the beautiful marble patterns I was hoping for. Only one of them got… something. I’ve also tried with egg colorants instead of food ones.. same result if not worse.
If you’ve tried a technique like that, I’d be happy to share with me some tips how to make it properly. I’m going back to the kitchen to try again and hope for better results! I’ll update if anything changes. Bye x