Did you grow up using those little tablets and stinky vinegar to dye Easter eggs? Me, too! I wanted to find something more, well, whimsical, and I scored big time! From natural dyes to Kool-Aid to Sharpies to whipped cream (yep!) to Chapstick (uh huh!) to lace, you can decorate Easter eggs to fit a soft and pretty mood or a bold and bright outlook. How to make Easter eggs eggs-citing? Behold! A dozen ideas for a dozen eggs!
When you want delicate designs on your delicate Easter eggs, what could be prettier than lace? What a fun way to use leftover scraps of lace. Wrap the lace around the egg. You can secure with a dab of glue stitch. Dye the eggs. When they are dry, remove the lace. Bonus: when you’re done, you have a little bit of hand-dyed lace.
These Natural Dye Colored Easter Eggs call you back to nature in a big way. Use real flowers and leaves as resists when you dye your eggs. Use a light coating with a glue stick to attach leaves and flowers. Then dye your eggs. Use natural dyes like black tea, or chrysanthemums. The results are beautiful, and each egg is unique.
There are so many ways to tie dye. I really like the vibrant colors of these Tie Dye Easter Eggs. My Sweet Mission’s method is a little different, wrapping the cooked eggs in paper towels, then adding the color. Use food coloring on the damp paper towel wrapping the egg. The hardest part is waiting for the colors to dry before unwrapping the colored eggs. Once the eggs are dry, put a little vegetable oil on a clean paper towel and rub the eggs to make them shiny. Groovy!
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