Martha Stewart has long been my muse when it comes to the obsessive-compulsive organization of my kitchen drawers. I look to her for guidance on Halloween costumes, Thanksgiving dinner, Christmas tree trimming and how to make a flag look cute on the Fourth of July. So with the swift dismissal of St. Valentine, I will now force my loved ones to get down and dirty with egg dying a la Martha Stewart and her team of creative bunnies – just in time for spring!
Martha Stewart Living’s Egg Dyeing 101 brings all of the elements of dyeing eggs into a clean, functional and attractive app. The gallery features 101 examples of eggs and techniques used, from dipping and marbleizing to decoupage and glitter. For those of you who never leave the office, you can dye eggs in a variety of innovative ways using rubber bands and stickers. If you’re less inclined to utilize office supplies, try the finger painting technique which produces adorable lady bugs and flowers.
This app offers much more than a gallery of “I could never achieve that” examples. The egg glossary provides some helpful hints if you are up to the challenge for dyeing duck or quail eggs. And Martha’s busy bunnies even had the foresight to include a video demonstrating how to “blow out” an egg (hollow eggs have a longer shelf life than hard-cooked) so that you can reuse your creations for years to come.
Martha Stewart Living partnered with McCormick, known for their spices and food dye, to create color wheels and dye recipes. Despite what you might believe, it is a science to know how many drops of yellow food coloring make bright yellow.
The app is available for iPhone and iPad, and at just $.99, it provides extensive inspiration and ingenuity for egg dyeing professionals or girls who just want to have fun.
Martha Stewart Living says this app was “made with families in mind,” but I disagree. Not all users are mothers; some of us are just indulging in our arrested development. Or maybe they’re the boyfriends who dropped the ball yesterday and need to make a quick, and ingenious, comeback.
So guys – grab your eggs and blow.