Eggs are the universal symbol of fertility and new life and the most identifiable symbol of the Easter holiday. Coloring eggs has been a custom dating back to the Pagan times when bright colors were symbolic of spring and a celebration of the spring equinox.
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EASY EASTER EGG DYEFood coloring is the easiest way to dye Easter eggs. For each color, combine 1/4 teaspoon food coloring, 1 tablespoon white vinegar and 1 cup of hot water in a bowl. Add eggs to the bowls and let them sit until they have reached the desired color. Use a slotted spoon to transfer eggs from the bowls to an empty egg crate. For sheen, use a soft cloth and polish the eggs with a little cooking oil.
NATURAL EASTER EGG DYE
Nature has a bounty of coloring agents for your eggs. This method takes longer to complete but it is a fun way to learn about the natural dyes of foods and juices, and using natural Easter egg dye is a great environment-friendly lesson for the kids!