How To Dye Egg Shells For Kids Crafts

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Check out this simple how to dye egg shells for kids crafts tutorial.

After I recently made some mac and cheese, I decided to save the shells for some kids crafting.

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Here’s how! Firstly, use the eggs! I had made a double batch of mac and cheese, one for freezing, so had about 12 egg shells. We (my 3 year old and I) added them to some soapy water and washed them, making sure we got all the inside area cleaning by rubbing with our fingers.How To Dye Egg Shells For Kids Crafts How To Dye Egg Shells For Kids Crafts

This was also a fun activity for my egg obsessed 3 year old, I passed him the washed eggs and he packed them in the egg carton. Once all was washed I had him transfer them to a baking tray so that we could dry them in the oven on the lowest heat.How To Dye Egg Shells For Kids Crafts How To Dye Egg Shells For Kids Crafts

We then got all our dying ingredients out, food coloring, vinegar and a ziplock bag.

Update: How to neutralize the vinegar smell.How To Dye Egg Shells For Kids Crafts

How To Dye Egg Shells

Separate the eggs into 4 bags, crush them down a bit and cover with vinegar. Add a teaspoon of food coloring, more for deeper coloring. Stand the bags up in a bowl so that if they leak its not all over your counter!How To Dye Egg Shells For Kids Crafts

How To Dye Egg Shells For Kids Crafts

Give the bags a shake every few hours and then leave to stand over night. Drain off the color vinegar the next morning and bake the egg shells dry in a baking tray or foil container.How To Dye Egg Shells For Kids Crafts How To Dye Egg Shells For Kids Crafts

I love the way the dyed egg shells colors came out!How To Dye Egg Shells For Kids Crafts How To Dye Egg Shells For Kids Crafts

 The egg shells are now ready for crafting!

Check out the easter egg shell craft here.

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  1. Do you need to boil the eggs for this to work. Or can we just use raw eggs Crack and emptied the yolks out and wash and dry them thank you these are so precious

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