Easter Egg Decorating Ideas ~ Volcano Egg Dyeing
Late one night (I think my best ideas come after midnight), I was trying to figure out what to do with our left over egg dye. They looked so pretty lined up in mason jars, and I could not just throw them out. Since my kids LOVE science experiments and decorating eggs, I decided to combine the 2. Volcano Easter Eggs were a huge hit and one of my best Easter egg decorating ideas yet!
Mad Scientist Egg Dyeing ~ Volcano easter egg experiment
Take egg dyeing to the next level and turn it into a science experiment! I promise you, your kids will LOVE it!
Volcano Egg Dyeing Instructions:
Mix a ratio of about 2 T of baking soda to every 1 T of egg dye. Stir to form a wet paste. If the color does not seem bright enough add a few drops of food coloring.
Most egg dye uses a few tablespoons of vinegar. So there will be a small reaction when the dye was added to the baking soda. Don’t worry, it won’t effect the experiment!
You could try food coloring instead of egg dye, but that would defeat the purpose of using up my leftover egg dye;)
Since I knew this experiment had the potential to be crazy messy we took it outside to the patio. We used paint brushes to paint the thick paste onto our eggs. Yep, this was just as much fun for the adults as it was for the kids!
The thicker the paste that was painted onto the egg, the better the reaction.
The kids could not wait to drop our baking soda covered eggs into vinegar. The kids have played with baking soda and vinegar before and always love to watch the fizzy reaction. They were really excited to see how it would help to color their eggs.
Everyone LOVED the whole process of coloring these little Volcano Easter eggs. This might not be as relaxing as painting eggs the traditional way, but it was tons of fun. Since we were outside, there was very little mess to clean up! This is defiantly something that we will be repeating again next year. I hope your family enjoys this little experiment as much as we did. Happy Easter!
Check out how beautiful this egg turned out, it almost looks tie dyed.
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Here is a link to a fun list of great experiments that my kids love.