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Dip Dye

It just wouldn’t be Easter without the classic dip dye. Fill a few bowls with one cup of hot water, one teaspoon of white vinegar, and 20 drops of food coloring. If you want a darker, more vibrant color, add as many drops as you see fit. After you’ve boiled your eggs, put them in the mix for a couple of minutes. For a brighter color, leave them in for up to 10 minutes. To create designs, place stickers on your egg before dying. Once you peel them off, a unique design will be left.

Glitter

This one is fairly simple, but still really cool. It isn’t the best idea to completely cover your eggs in glitter, because when it comes time to eat, things could get a bit messy. Instead, use a paperclip to poke a hole in the top and bottom of your uncooked egg, and blow out the insides. After you have gently rinsed the egg and allowed it to dry, you can add a little sparkle to your life. Just cover the egg in craft glue and roll it around in powdered glitter, then let it dry. You’ll have the most fabulous eggs in town.

Nail Polish Marbling

If any of you ladies have done this to your nails, you already know the drill. For any guys out there looking to plan a fun date, here’s how it’s done: Fill a disposable cup or bowl with room temperature water. If the water is too hot or too cold the polish will sink, so be sure it’s at the right temp. Next, pour in a small amount of bright colored nail polish and swirl it with a toothpick. Silver and gold add an interesting twist to classic Easter colors. Dip your eggs in the polish and then place them back in the carton to try.  You’ll be left with bright, marbled eggs.

Gold Leaf

For this Willy Wonka-inspired technique, you can dye your eggs beforehand or leave your egg uncolored, depending on your desired look. Using a gold leafing kit, which can be found at a craft store, you can start to decorate your egg. Paint on the glue in random spots and apply a gold leaf. Then gently rub off the excess gold, for a marbled look. If you’d rather your eggs look like they came straight from a magic goose, cover the entire surface of the egg in glue, then add your leaf.

Silk Dyed

Thrift shops will offer the best prices for 100 percent silk products, like neck ties and blouses. Cut the silk into pieces large enough to wrap around the entire egg and then some. Do the same with a light-colored, lightweight fabric, like a sheet. Place the front side of the print on the egg and cover that with your piece of sheet. Once you have the fabric pieces pulled taut, use a twist tie to secure the excess fabric, so that your egg resembles a pineapple. Submerge the eggs in water, add one-fourth cups of vinegar and bring it to a boil for 20 minutes. Once they have cooled, remove the fabric and enjoy your newly transferred print.

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