Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Easter Egg project!

It's only 2 weeks until Easter, and I'm sure many of you are thinking about dying eggs. I love to get creative with my eggs, so I asked my friend Stacy if I could repost her ingenious egg decorating entry from her blog, Enjoying Motherhood.

Silk Tie-dyed Easter Eggs Tutorial

Few things scream "EASTER" as much as dyeing Easter eggs....let's face it...what other time in the year do you care what color the outside of an egg is?!?! In the event that you want to mix up your dyeing process this year (or you're like me and don't want to have to run out to get colored tablets) try this fun way to spruce up your eggs.

You'll need some pretty simple things:

Eggs, silk pieces (ours are an old tie that we cut up), twist ties or short pieces of wire, and plain cotton simply has to be undyed.  You also need a pot of water with 3 tbps vinegar added.


Next you take your silk piece and wrap the egg with it. Secure the ends with the twist ties.



Do the same thing with the cotton pieces, placing over the silk piece.  Place the eggs into the pot of water/vinegar.

 Then place on the stove. Bring to boiling.



Once you hit boiling turn it down to simmer. Let simmer for 40 can go longer if you want.  Then use the scraps to play. :)

 When they've been in the allotted time unwrap and enjoy!


 Rub with vegetable oil to get them to shine!

Thanks to Stacy for this Fabulous project! Happy Easter everyone!

About Stacy: Stacy is a stay at home mom living in Minnesota on her 4th year of formal homeschooling (she says, "But let's face it...ALL families homeschool to some degree, right?") who started her blog because I wanted to ENJOY, rather than SURVIVE motherhood. "The blog was a way to keep myself accountable to that goal while encouraging other Mommies (and Daddies!) to do the same." Stacy's is raising her children in a Christian life to "KNOW that they loved by their Savior and live out His love to others" through values such as creativity, honesty, humility, servant-mindness and love for others.

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