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FYI about coloring eggs :)

So, not a question, but wanted to share something that I didn't know until now...

When you are coloring eggs, if you want pastel colors, only add water to the tablets. If you want regular/traditional colors, use water with a little lemon juice in them. If you want bright colors, add some white vinegar (I used apple cider vinegar, and it worked good, too).

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Asked by laird6372 at 8:52 AM on Apr. 22, 2011 in Holidays

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  • I didn't know that.

    Answer by febmom007 at 8:53 AM on Apr. 22, 2011

  • cool! Thanks for the tips. I too, did not know that.

    Answer by ItsJustMe1017 at 8:54 AM on Apr. 22, 2011

  • Nice tips! Thanks for sharing!!

    Answer by vbruno at 9:00 AM on Apr. 22, 2011

  • Happy to share :) It was only my 2nd time dying eggs, and when I read that tip, I thought "no way" but yup, it worked! Even pastel pink turned neon pink with vinegar. lol.

    Comment by laird6372 (original poster) at 9:02 AM on Apr. 22, 2011

  • thanks we always add vinegar to make them brighter.. everyone brags our eggs look just like the picture on the box and wants to know our secret. I always say no secret just add vinegar. :))

    Answer by momto4girzls at 9:03 AM on Apr. 22, 2011

  • awesome, thanks!

    Answer by yesmaam at 9:20 AM on Apr. 22, 2011

  • Yep! We just did ours this morning...vinegar makes them take faster and they turn out brighter. I haven't tried the lemon drops yet.

    Answer by Mom-2-3-Girlz at 10:52 AM on Apr. 22, 2011

  • Thanks for sharing. Also if you wait for them to dry and rub them with a little olive oil on a paper towel (very little) they will look shiny.

    Answer by hotelmom123 at 2:02 PM on Apr. 22, 2011

  • Thanks. I have learn something new. I have to give this a try.

    Answer by HomeAlone45 at 4:34 PM on Apr. 22, 2011

  • Haha I just read that on the box cuz my husband filled the cups with water and my fam has always used vinegar.

    Answer by JackieGirl007 at 10:54 PM on Apr. 22, 2011

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