FABRIC DYE SPECKLED EGGS
WHAT YOU'LL NEED
- 'Daisy Chain' Paint Your Own Eggs 8pk
- 'Tulip' one-Step Tie Dye Kit
- Large spoon
- Small bowls
- Olive or Vegetable Oil
- Cake cooling rack
- Paper towel
Step 1 - Mix the 'Tulip' dyes in the provided bottles as per the brand's instructions.
Step 2 - Firstly to make base colour, place one egg into a small bowl and cover egg with some dye. Do not use all of the dye as you will need some more later to make the speckled effect. Spoon the dye over the egg to completely cover. Once the egg is the desired colour intensity, remove egg carefully with spoon and let the egg dry on the cake cooling rake.
Step 3 - Place some water in another clean bowl to the same depth as one of the eggs. Gently pour in about 5mm of oil and allow to settle to the top of the water.
Step 4 - Gently add some drops of contrast colour dye to the top of the oil. Do not squirt the dye in forcefully as the dye will go beneath the oil cover and not stick to the egg once it is emerged.
Step 5 - Dip the egg into the bowl with the oil and dye. Remove egg and place on the cooling rack to dry. Once the dye on the egg is dry, pat off any excess oil from the egg's surface.
Step 6 - If you would like to add some more coloured speckles to the egg, you can repeat the previous step.