On the bright holiday of Easter, you should invite your family and friends to the festive table and prepare delicious dishes for dinner. And of course, colored eggs will be the main decoration of the table.
Traditionally, eggs are dyed by boiling them in onion skins. If you want to surprise your guests, decorate the eggs with beautiful ornaments, patterns or small designs. In order to create a festive piece of art, you need regular paint for Easter eggs or food colors, leave-in paint with a brush (tempera or oil) for applying small patterns, and your imagination.
There are many recipes, following which you can get a lot of different shades on Easter eggs. For example, you can use food coloring such as birch leaves or beets. These methods are great for applying a uniform color, but if you decide to somehow diversify the color, then you can make marble eggs. To do this, paint them first in a light, and then in a darker tone, only add a spoonful of butter to the dark paint, then the eggs will turn out to be heterogeneous. It looks very unusual.
Such eggs are often decorated with subtle patterns with a small brush, and sometimes even festive stickers are pasted on. But in order for the eggs to really become beautiful, a background is applied to them using a natural dye. And so that the structure of the eggs is not damaged, cook them in a solution of such a dye for about 10 minutes, having made small holes in the shell before that. You can also add some salt to boiling water. And if you put the broth together with the eggs in the refrigerator overnight, then the color will become very bright.
It is convenient to use food colors that come in the form of tablets or powders. Usually they are used to decorate pastries and cakes, but if you dissolve a tablet in 200 ml of warm water and alternately lower white eggs there for 5-10 minutes, you get an excellent stable color of their shell. After dyeing the egg, remove it from the liquid with tongs. To fix the color, you can additionally dip it into a weak solution of acetic acid (1 teaspoon per glass of water).
In order for the food coloring to lay down evenly, be sure to wash the raw eggs in a soapy solution, you can also use alcohol, but in this case, you need to wait 10-15 minutes before staining.
You can add 0.5 ml of vinegar to a powdery dye diluted in water, it is believed that such a composition falls on the shell in a dense layer without streaks.
Birch leaves paint the eggs in a golden color, the broth must be infused at the beginning for about 30 minutes, then you need to lower the eggs and keep there for about 10 minutes. Beet juice, on the other hand, can add sophistication to Easter eggs. Just rub them with fresh beets and they will take on an interesting pink hue. After painting, paint the eggs. After all, now Easter eggs are given to colleagues at work, and friends, and close relatives, so show your imagination, and then your festive table will be remembered by guests forever.