For a nighttime Easter egg hunt, decorate neon eggs that glow under a blacklight. The more you dip the eggs in neon dye, the more out-of-this-world the eggs will be!
Ingredients and Directions
SQUIRT some neon paint into each bowl — one bowl for each color. POUR the same amount of very warm water into each bowl and STIR until the paint is dissolved. POUR ¼ cup of white vinegar into each bowl, and MIX well with a spoon.
DIP one egg in each bowl of paint and SPOON the neon dye all over the egg. TURN the egg several times until it’s fully coated with dye. For darker color, let egg sit in dye for a few minutes. This will make beautifully glowing single-colored eggs when you turn the blacklight on.
For more psychedelic looking eggs, WAIT a few minutes for the eggs to dry, then DIP each egg in a different color. TRANSFER each egg from bowl to bowl — letting the egg dry briefly in between each dip — until you achieve the desired effect. You can’t overdo it!
TRANSFER eggs to a paper plate or empty egg carton for drying. LET eggs dry for 10 minutes.
SHINE the blacklight over the eggs and ILLUMINATE all the funky neon effects you’ve created. Far out, huh?
REPEAT steps 2 through 5 for each shade of paint and watch your eggs glow.
- 12 hard-boiled EGGS, in shell
- Small bowls, one for each color
- Neon paint, various colors
- Warm water
- White vinegar
- Paper plate, for drying
Both brown and white eggs work for neon glow-in-the-dark eggs, but brown eggs will produce earthier-looking colors.
To ensure food safety, eggs should be cooked until both the yolk and the white are firm. Consuming raw or undercooked eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness, especially for those with certain medical conditions. For recipes that call for eggs that are raw or undercooked when the dish is served, use either pasteurized shell eggs that have been treated to destroy Salmonella, or use pasteurized egg products.