Rubber Band-Dyed Easter Eggs
|Wrap hardboiled eggs with rubber bands before dying them to achieve brightly-colored Easter eggs with lovely distinct streaks.||
|1.||Cook eggs until they are hardboiled. Let them cool and pat them dry.|
|2.||Wrapping rubber bands around an egg is quite tricky because of the egg's curved shape and smooth surface. You will find it much easier to position a bunch of rubber bands all at once than doing it one rubber band at a time.
Take about 10-12 rubber bands and position them around the center of the egg.
|3.||The bunched up rubber bands provide enough friction to easily arrange the individual rubber bands around the egg. Rearrange the individual rubber bands in such a way that they interlock around the center, further securing the rubber bands in place.|
|4.||Continue until the rubber bands form a net-like arrangement around the egg.|
|5.||Prepare the egg dye by mixing ¾ cup warm water, 1 tablespoon white vinegar and around 10 drops of food coloring. Submerge the rubber band-wrapped egg into the dye. Allow the egg to sit for at least 5 minutes. The longer it stays there, the deeper the color will be.|
|6.||Remove the egg from the dye and let it air dry.|
|7.||Carefully remove the rubber bands to reveal a nice streaked pattern.|
|8.||If you wish to achieve various-colored streaks instead of the usual white streaks, you will have to wrap the egg again with rubber bands and immerse it in a new color of dye. I dipped my blue egg into yellow-colored dye.|
|9.||After taking the egg out of the dye, I discovered that my blue egg had turned green! Removing the rubber bands revealed blue and light green streaks of color. You can try out this double-dipping method to discover interesting color combinations.
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