Fun Egg Decorating Ideas



Materials
  • Small flat leaves (we used fern, cilantro, dill, thyme, and mint leaves)
  • Hard-boiled white eggs
  • Nylon stockings, cut into 3-inch-long sections
  • Rubber bands
  • Water
  • White vinegar
  • Food coloring
  • Large glasses, one for each dye bath (be sure they're wide enough to hold an egg)
  • Spoon


-Lay a leaf on an egg, then cover it with a section of nylon stocking to hold it in place.
Pull together both open ends of the stocking, then twist the ends together and secure them with a rubber band.   
For each dye bath, mix 1/2 cup warm water, 1 teaspoon vinegar, and 10 to 20 drops of food coloring in a glass. Carefully submerge the nylon-wrapped egg in the bath and let it soak for about 4 minutes.
Use a spoon to remove the egg from the dye bath and set it on a covered work surface. Carefully remove the rubber band, nylon, and leaf. Allow the egg to dry completely before further handling it.
Materials
  • Eggs
  • Stickers
  • Dye
You can use letters, as we did here, stickers in other shapes, or even custom shapes cut from self-adhesive label.  Fix the sticker to the egg, then place the egg in a container of dye. Remove the egg from the dye and let it dry before removing the sticker.   
Tips:
To get the fun under way, first boil your eggs for 15 minutes and then let them cool completely. Protect your work area with newspaper and set out the supplies needed for each technique. Note: If you plan to eat your Easter eggs, decorate them only with food-grade dyes.

Comments

  1. Love this idea! I want to try it. How in the heck do I follow your awesome blog?!?!
    ~Katee~

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  2. And- cancel that. I am now a follower :-)

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