If you're looking for the quick answer - it's YES! Yes, you can dye brown eggs!
If you want to see how we got to the point of only dyeing brown eggs, read below!
|These eggs will be referred to as eggs 1, 2, and 3 (left to right)|
Our adventures in egg dyeing -
Turns out I thought I'd never let my kids dye eggs before.
My husband is sure that we did, but no one could remember!
I did my research and found that you could bake "hard boiled eggs". Voila I thought! We'll do half white and half brown.
Does it work? yes!
Did my house smell like rotten eggs? yes!
Did the white eggs look like they had warts on them? yes!
So I threw all of the white eggs away. (gasp!)
What we learned about dyeing brown eggs:
1. They do take color after they sit in the vat of color for a long time! (8 minutes minimum) We used an egg dye kit.
2. Yellow and Orange do not show up; however, if you do yellow first and then put it in blue - it makes teal (see egg #3 above)
3. Rubbe rbands work great! (see eggs #1 and #3)
4. We tried the "magic crayon" and you couldn't see the marks.
5. We also tried a glue gun (see egg #2) - you're not seeing egg #4 because when we tried to take the glue off the entire shell came off with it!
Another egg-teresting fact:
How to tell if eggs are still good click here. You can use them after the expiration date if they pass the test!
Happy Egg Dyeing! Time to get ready for the Easter Egg Hunt!
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Kristen @ Busy Kids = Happy Mom
Kristen's background is in elementary education, crafts and raising boys! Busy kids are those engaged in fun, practical, and purposeful activities in their daily life.