Dying Easter Eggs is a messy business — that’s party of the fun. Help contain some of the mess by giving freshly dyed eggs a spot to rest.
Our simple solution: Stick a bunch of quilting pins into a styrofoam board to create your Egg Drying Rack. Normally eggs set on a paper-towel-lined tray get towel marks or dark spots from dye puddling. On the drying rack, eggs are elevated so excess dye will drain onto the board, preserving the egg’s finish.
It is still a good idea to protect the work surface with a plastic tablecloth, butcher paper or wax paper. You may also want to cut down the foam piece for your drying rack so it fits on a cookie sheet.1