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Ombre Easter Eggs make a colorfully festive creation for the Easter holiday. Decorating Easter eggs in this fashion is fun. It’s an opportunity for more family fun.
Ombre Easter Eggs
It takes patience to create Ombre Easter Eggs, but it’s totally worth it! Creating the ombre affect is simply like creating layers of the same color one layer at at time. You should end up with and egg that has gradual color on it from light, to medium, to darker.
It’s a lot of fun and a great way to spend time together in the kitchen and create memories.
What do you need to create Ombre Eater Eggs?
Hard boiled eggs (directions below)
Food or Easter egg dye (and any other items in the directions, typically vinegar and water)
- Hard boiled eggs (directions below)
- Food or Easter egg dye (and any other items in the directions, typically vinegar and water)
Prepare the egg colors as directed on the egg decorating kit or food dye box.
Layer One: Dip the entire egg into a color. Don’t let it soak, simply dip, let it set for 10 seconds and remove it. Let it dry; you can wipe off the excess with a dry paper towel. This will create a light layer of color over the entire egg.
Layer Two: Dip the egg in the same color again. Only dip it two thirds of the way into the color and let it set for 20 – 30 seconds in the food dye. Remove it and wipe away the excess color. You should be able to see two layers of the color, one lighter than the other.
Layer Three: Dip the egg in the same color again. This time only dip it in about one third of the way into the color. Let it set in the food dye for 40 – 60 seconds. Remove it and wipe away the excess color. You should be able to see three layers of the same color.
Ombre Easter Egg Creations
Work Surface: You definitely want to cover your work surface before beginning this project.
Cover up: I highly suggest you wear a smock, apron or clothes you don’t mind stained. Anything can happen (wink).
How to use food coloring to color Easter eggs:
Here is McCormick’s Old Fashioned Egg Coloring process, which is the way my mom colored eggs with me when I was young!
½ cup boiling water + 1 teaspoon vinegar + 20 drops of McCormick food colors
How do you hard boil eggs?
Easter is the perfect opportunity to teach children how to hard boil eggs; one of mother nature’s best fast foods. It’s a forever life skill!
1. Place the eggs into a pan and cover with cold water, approximately one inch above the eggs.
2. Bring the water in the pan to a rolling boil.
3. Place a cover on the pan, set the time and let the eggs cook at the boiling state for approximately 7 minutes.
4. Turn off the burner and let the eggs continue to set in the hot water, covered for an additional 7 minutes.
Note: I always set the timer because I will forget about the eggs.
Looking for more Easter Egg Experimental fun? Check out how to create Striping Easter Eggs with Painter’s Tape.
Once you get to this post, it’s like an Easter Egg Hunt. It will lead you to another Easter Egg decorating idea.
Have fun, make messes and most importantly creating memories together!