Navy beans and food coloring combine to make beautiful speckled Easter eggs.
Edit 3/27/2017: So ... these don't ever end up completely dry. They seemed dry to to the touch the next day but when I tried to peel one, I ended up with coloring all over my hands (easily washed off). These do look really pretty but I'd consider it a "look but don't touch situation".
- One Pint or Two Pint Sized Disposable Containers with Lids
- Gel Food Coloring
- Hard Boiled Eggs
- Egg Carton
- Extra-Long Toothpicks
- Dried Navy Beans
- Disposable gloves
Hard boil your eggs.
- Cover eggs with cold water, add a splash of vinegar and bring the pot to a boil.
- Take the eggs off the burner and cover for 15 minutes.
- Put the eggs in a cold water/ice bath until fully cooled.
- Dry with a soft cloth
Measure 1/3 to 1/2 cup dried navy beans. Place beans in a disposable container. Add your first color.
Mix with a long toothpick.
Place your egg in the container, cover the container and lightly shake the egg in the beans. You may need to turn the container upside down or sideways to cover the egg.
Put on a disposable glove, remove egg from beans and set to dry in an egg carton.
Repeat for as many eggs as you'd like. You may need to add more food coloring.
Add your second color.
Mix slightly, so that some of the original color remains.
I particularly like the blue and the blue/red combo!