For those who have already managed to make their choice among the variety of paints, decorations and accessories for Easter, here are some practical tips for preparing eggs for dyeing:
Purchasing eggs and paint
Buy both eggs and paints only from an established manufacturer, because this is a guarantee of quality and suitability of the products.
With eggs purchased from different places, the probability that all the eggs will not dye well is less.
Before boiling, it is good to wash the eggs with lukewarm water. If they are more dirty, clean them carefully with a soft brush or sponge, taking care not to scratch or scrape the shell. Heavily stained eggs are cleaned by soaking in lukewarm s alted water for half an hour.
Boiling the eggs
To prevent eggs from cracking during cooking, boil them in s alted water. Heat the water slowly to boiling.
To get hard-boiled eggs, you don't need to boil them for a long time. It is enough for them to stay in the hot water for 10-15 minutes.
Painting the eggs
When you paint, pay attention to how many eggs the paint is intended for.
If there are more people involved in painting, provide extra protective gloves for them as well, as a set of gloves for one person is included in the paint packages.
Prepare trays in which you will let the painted eggs dry.
Throw away the rest of the unused paint so that children don't mistake it for juice or crayon.
Quality paints are long-lasting, so don't put off cleaning utensils or housewares you got dirty during painting.
Egg storage and safety
Placed baskets, trees or trays with eggs should be placed away from direct sunlight and heating appliances, and after eating, it is better to store the eggs in the refrigerator.
The penetration of egg dye into the eggs themselves is dangerous when the manufacturer does not have a certificate and does not guarantee the harmlessness of its ingredients.
An egg that you suspect may have gone bad (due to staying warm or poor quality paint seeping in) is better to throw away than to risk eating it due to the risk of poisoning.