How To Dye Easter Eggs With Rubber Bands

Mar 21, 2016

Dyeing Easter eggs is a must-do project around here every spring. While I admire the elaborate Easter egg dye jobs you see on Pinterest, my artistic skill (and patience) is a little more limited.

I also like techniques the kids can use themselves without getting frustrated. That's why I love these simple Easter eggs—create cool patterns on hard-boiled eggs by wrapping them with elastic bands before dropping them in the dye.

Hard-boiled eggs wrapped in elastic bands.

After wrapping your eggs in as many rubber bands as you like, dip them in dye.

Any kind of dye will work: store-bought, food colouring in warm water, even leftover wine or beet cooking liquid.

Let the eggs dry and then wrap and dunk again, or just undo the rubber bands to reveal the stripey patterns underneath.

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Note: This technique works well on hard-boiled eggs, but elastic bands squeeze too tightly for fragile blown-out eggshells.

Easter eggs dyed with rubber bands.

Happy Easter!

This post was originally published in April 2014. 

Article Author Julie Van Rosendaal
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Julie Van Rosendaal is the author of six best-selling cookbooks (with a seventh due out this fall), the food editor of Parents Canada magazine and the food and nutrition columnist on the Calgary Eyeopener on CBC Radio One. She is a recipe developer, TV personality, food stylist and writes about food for local, national and international publications. She is perhaps best known as the voice behind her popular food blog, Dinner with Julie, where she documents real life at home in Calgary with her husband and nine-year-old son. Connect on twitter @dinnerwithjulie.


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