By Kelly Roper, AIT English Language School
Easter is round the corner and one of our favourite activities is dyeing Easter eggs. Do you want to learn how to do it? Read the following poem by Kelly Roper and find out!
First, you take a nice white egg
And put it in a wire holder.
Then dip it in the cup of dye
And soak it until the colour is bolder.
Then lay it on a paper towel
And let it dry awhile.
And then you have an Easter egg
So pretty it will make you smile.
You can also use a crayon
to draw on fancy designs,
Like polka dots and a lot of stripes
Or even zigzag lines.
Then dip the egg into the dye
And let the colour sink in.
It’ll look so neat when you lift it out,
It will surely make you grin.
What do you need?
- Cool hard-boiled white eggs
- A paper towel or newspaper sheet
- Deep bowls/cups/glasses
- A spoon
- Liquid food colouring
- White vinegar
How do you do it?
- Cover the table with a sheet of paper towel or newspaper.
- Fill a bowl (or a glass or a cup) with enough water to cover the egg. Then add one teaspoon of white vinegar and about 20 drops of food coloring. The more food coloring you add, the darker the color of the egg will be!
- Place your egg in a spoon and keep it in the liquid for about 5 minutes. The longer you leave your egg in the dye bath, the brighter the color will be!
- Remove the egg and put it on some paper towel to dry. Once the eggs are dry, you can apply stickers, tape or other decorative elements to make them look even more beautiful!
You can watch a video of the process here.