How to Color Easter Egg using Tea

Easter, is a traditional festival for the Christians, celebrated on a Sunday. In this holy day the major tradition is to hunt the Easter egg. This tradition is followed only once in the whole year. This activity is a most liked one by the children and even by the adults. Most families of different societies in picnic, they serve food, share a number of stories and they hunt Easter eggs.

Easter eggs are always attractively colored. Mostly the toxic less water colors are preferred for painting it, since the children play with them. If you are person of high creativity then you can color them even with household things such as tea.

Take a note of various materials you will need before starting to paint the Easter egg with tea:

  • Eggs
  • White vinegar
  • Bowls
  • Measuring cup
  • Boiling water
  • Egg spoon
  • Old newspapers
  • Empty egg cartons
  • Paper towels
  • Vegetable oil
  • Tea bags

Step 1:

Your first duty is to prepare the Easter eggs. What to prepare? Wash the eggs with water. This is done to make the coloring surface neat and clean. Now hard-boil the washed eggs.

Step 2:

Now you have to prepare the dye to color it on the egg’s surface. You can do this in the meantime while you boil the eggs. Take two teabags drop them on boiling water wait for 15 minutes. Now squeeze the teabags and remove them. Now to the tea add a spoon of white vinegar and let the mixture to cool until it attains the room temperature.

If you prefer to have some other colors, you can prefer the following:

  • Hibiscus – purple
  • Chamomile – yellow
  • Black tea – brownish
  • Chicory – orange
  • Green tea – bright yellow

Step 3:

After the eggs are boiled, cool them to room temperature. Now drop the eggs to the tea-vinegar mixture for an hour to absorb the color of the tea. You must be cautious that the eggs are not touching each other. If an hour gone means, check that the dye absorbed is enough. If not satisfied wait until you get the color

Step 4:

Using a egg carton, dry the eggs. You should not touch the eggs which results in the formation of smudges.

Step 5:

To make your Easter egg shiny, apply a thin layer of vegetable oil over it.

Making Easter eggs is a funny activity. You can show your creativity by using your own coloring materials.

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