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    Does anyone remember the egg dye that created swirls of different colors on the egg. I believe it was a Paas product. Small bottles of colored oil that would float on top of the water and you would slowly immersed the egg in a swirl motion? Glass bowl reccommeded and it would never be the same as the residual color would be difficult to remove from the glass?

    Have looked for this product for years. It has just disappeard off the market in this area.

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    [QUOTE=puddinpie]Does anyone remember the egg dye that created swirls of different colors on the egg. I believe it was a Paas product. Small bottles of colored oil that would float on top of the water and you would slowly immersed the egg in a swirl motion?

    I used to use these and I thought it was regular dye with vegetable oil added to make the marble look?

    I did see a real neat thing on Martha Stewart the other day. As far as I know ( could probably check her site) She took an old silk tie ( must be silk) cut a large enough piece to wrap completely around the egg. Wrap it and twist it and tie with a twist tie. submerse it in boiling water for twenty minutes. When you are done the tie pattern comes out on the egg.

    I'm not sure if these are the complete instructions, but it was all I saw her do. It looked really neat.

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    luv'd the stuff, eggs looked kinda tie-died. I'm an old hippie at heart. I haven't seen it for awhile either. I remember we'd dip our fingers/hands into it to color ourselves. I've also always been a little (lot) childish. I like to play with things. I can't wait until my grandson is old enough so we can mess up things, and he's not even born yet!
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    Does anyone have an egg dye recipe that uses plain old liquid food coloring? I seem to remember my friend in 4th grade having an egg coloring party and her mom made the egg dyes but she mixed the food coloring with something. My mom used to just buy the tablets that you dropped into the vinegar.

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    I'll Look, But It's Food Coloring, Vinegar, Water, Just Don't Remember How Much Of Each. Come To Think About It, I Think The Recipe Is On The Box Of The Food Colorings.
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    I remember it, oily stuff.... I was never talented in that area, mine always came out looking like someone puked on them

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    Thanks all, it doesn't sound like it is available anywhere!
    Loved that stuff! (mine were pretty!)

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    Why buy packaged egg coloring kits when you probably already have everything you need right in your pantry?

    To make a rainbow of egg hues, you can use either liquid or paste food coloring, although I find using paste gives extra bright and, depending upon how large a dab of paste I use, more intese color.
    You'll need a separate cup for each color, large enough to hold an egg and the liquid. Dissolve a dab of paste food color, or about 6-8 drops of regular liquid food color, in 1 cup of hot water. Stir in 1/4 cup distilled white vinegar and your egg dye is ready to go!









    You can marbelize a plain white egg or give it a base color (make sure there's no oil in the dye for the base color).

    Once you're ready to start marbelizing, stir 1 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon of oil into a cup of egg dye. Quickly dip your egg in and out of the dye. The dye will adhere, the oil will repel, creating the marble design. Keep dipping for more intense colors. You can also let the egg dry and re-dip in a second color. Repeat as many times as you feel will make a gorgeous egg. When finished and egg is dry, take a paper towel to get the excess oil of the surface of the egg.

    Different amounts of oil will result in more or less marbeling. Experiemnt to find the mixture that you like best. Remember you can always add more, so start conservatively.

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    I remember those dyes. They also had them to use on clothes and such. We would dip pencils, ash trays, bottles and even shoes in it. All would come out with colored swirls. Then you would use a paper towel on the water to wipe up the colors so you could start again. I haven't seen them in a long time.

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    I Found It!! This was the only place I could find it, looks like the company closed down.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Rubys-Easter-Egg-Dye-Coloring-Marbleized-3-Colors_W0QQitemZ160102747612QQihZ006QQcategoryZ281 45QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

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