Step up your Easter egg game this year! Instead of dying eggs this year, I decided to get more creative with Epsom Salts. All you need is some eggs, Epsom salts, craft glue and some food coloring.
First cut a small hole in the top of each egg:
I found it make the yolks come out easier if there is a small hole in the opposite end to allow air out. Your goal is to have a empty semi complete eggshell. Save the eggs for cooking! 🙂
Make sure all loose linings, shells, etc, are removed. Wash eggs and allow to dry before next step.
Paint the inside of each eggshell with craft glue.
Coat the inside of the shell with Epsom salts. Allow to dry thoroughly.
Boil 1 cup of water, and add 1/2 cup Epsom salts. Add an additional cup of Epsom’s salt slowly, making sure everything dissolves first.
Pour boiling Epsom Salts into Eggs.
Add 1-2 drops of food coloring per egg, mixing with toothpick.
Allow eggs to completely dry – this may take a couple days. If the crystals cover the egg opening, poke open with a toothpick; you will want the Epsom salts to completely evaporate leaving behind the colored crystals.
Trim off extra eggshells to reveal the crystals. The crystals tend to be more prevalent at the bottom of the eggs.
How’s that for Dying Eggs??
Just beautiful! 😀