Start by adding 2 tsp white vinegar to one cup of boiling water for each dye color. Add food coloring according to package directions, or create your own specific shades.
Using rubber bands in varying widths, create random patterns onto the eggs. Run your thumb along the edge of the applied band, making sure the lines are straight and even. Keep the bands flat and encourage them to twist only at the points where the bands naturally meet.
Once happy with the pattern, gently drop the eggs into the dye and let sit for 3-5 minutes.
For some variance, create a two-tone effect by dying in a lighter shade first. Once dry, apply the rubber bands then dye them in a darker shade.
Allow the eggs to dry before removing the rubber bands.
The varying patterns and imperfections give them a sweet handmade quality.