Coloring/ Dyeing Eggs
*Now considering that kids will be using this, I opted out of the boiling water and just went for some really hot tap water. I don't know if it would have made a difference in the colors.
Cups for the dyeing
COVER YOUR TABLE OR WORK AREA COMPLETELY. THIS STUFF STAINS LIKE NO JOKE!
Put glob of Wilton's Icing color into each cup
Mix until the icing color is dissolved
Add 3/4 c of boiling/hot tap water to the mix and stir for a few seconds
Now you are ready to color some eggs!
For the McCormick dye, I just followed the recipe on the back of the box. The only thing I changed was the amount of water I used. Their recipe calls for a 1/2c but as you can see in the picture it does not completely cover they egg. So I used 3/4c instead.
Over all, I think the colors came out great from both dyes. I do not think there is much of a color difference between the two. I will say that compared to what I remember about the store bought kits, these eggs are MUCH brighter. The eggs take the color much quicker the the store bought kits also. Which is GREAT for impatient children.
Let me know if you try this and send me pics ... I would love to see.