Anyways, I learned something new about fresh eggs. Really fresh eggs, straight from the chicken to my fridge, with no productivity scrub down...they are a little harder to dye.
|Fresh eggs, dyed with Kool-Aid|
This year I decided to try dying our eggs with Kool-Aid (Thanks Pinterest!) and while it was a decent success, a few of the eggs look almost scaly because of that lining. Now, I wash my eggs. Using a warm, wet paper towel, I wipe the eggs down, but I only immerse ones that are really dirty. From what I've been told, this is best because eggshell is permeable and washing eggs can help push bacteria into the shell. I honestly don't know if it's true, but I figure it can't hurt, as long as I remember to wash my hands whenever I handle eggs, and cook my eggs thoroughly when I use them in the kitchen.
But it seems in order to dye eggs, I have to remember to scrub them quite well before boiling them. Not that these eggs aren't cool looking- quite the contrary...they almost seem like dragons eggs or alien eggs, which is a really neat effect.
|Easter Dragon's Eggs|