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Exceptional Eggs-How to Dye Polka Dot Eggs By: nada86
Egg Dye
Birthday Candles
Egg Cartons
and more....

Egg Dye
Birthday Candles
Egg Cartons
Egg-dipping Bowls
Slotted Spoons
Old Newspapers
Lighter Or Matches

1. Hard-boil several eggs to decorate.
2. Its best to Lay out newspaper on your work area to protect it from dripping wax.
3. Choose your dye colors - you'll want a lighter base color for the polka dots and a darker color for the rest of the egg surface. Prepare the dye according to the directions on the package.
4. Dye the egg your base color. It should be a light color, such as yellow or pale pink.
5. Place the egg on a paper egg holder and let it dry thoroughly.
6. Light a candle. you will need the small candles, like birthday candles. Hold an egg in one hand and the lighted candle in the other. Allow the melted candle wax to drip onto the egg, forming small circles of wax on the shell. Take care not to burn your fingers. Turn the egg slowly so that the wax cools as you go and drips of wax cover the top half of the egg evenly, spacing the circles evenly apart to create a polka dot effect. It's difficult to control exactly where the drops of melted wax will fall on the egg.
7. Set the egg on a paper egg holder to allow the wax to cool and harden. You won't be able to wax the whole egg without burning your fingers, so do one end, let it dry, then repeat steps Dye the egg with the darker color to tint the surface that does not have wax on it.
8. Allow the egg to dry.
9. Remove the wax by scraping it off with your fingernail if the egg is hard-boiled.