Here are some fun ideas!



Happy Easter Eggs

What You Need:



Add fun patterns to colorful

Easter eggs.



Hardboiled or blown-out eggs

Commercial egg dye or food coloring

Star stickers (available at crafts, discount, and office supply

stores)

Rubber bands

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How to Decorate Easter Eggs With Natural Dyes



Did you know you can produce Easter eggs in lots of colours using

common ingredients that can be found in your kitchen?



Fill a saucepan with enough warm water to cover a single layer of

eggs. Add a spoonful or two of vinegar if you have some. If not,

don't worry about it. Add one or more of the ingredients listed below

(staying within the same colour group). The more eggs you have, the

more of your chosen ingredient(s) you should have. Also, the darker

the colour you're after, the longer you should leave them in the dye

bath.



Add the eggs. Put the pot on the stove and slowly bring to a boil.

Boil for at least 20 minutes to make sure they're nice and hard

(these are not to be eaten).



Remove from heat but don't drain the liquid just yet! Use a slotted

spoon to lift one of the eggs from the water to see if it's the

colour you want. Remember, colour often looks lighter after it dries.

If you want the deepest colour possible, let them soak in the

solution for a few hours or even overnight. When it's the colour you

want, drain the liquid from the pot and let the eggs dry thoroughly

before adding any additional decoration or displaying them.



Lavender to Purple

Grape juice, a small amount of red onion skins

Blue

Blueberries, shredded red cabbage

Pink to Red

Beets or juice from pickled beets, cranberry juice (with or without

cranberries), strawberries, raspberries, red onion skins

Yellow to Orange

Yellow onion skins, peelings from citrus fruit, carrot tops, cumin or

tumeric (about 1 tsp per cup of water)

Gold to Green

Peelings from golden or yellow apples

Pale green

Spinach leaves

Beige to Brown

Strong coffee, instant coffee crystals

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Pearlized Easter Eggs

What You Need:





Display these eggs on a tray or in a

simple basket.



Eggs, real or plaster

Tiny nail, bowl

Pearlized acrylic paints in yellow, pink, white, blue, green, and

lavender

Disposable foam plate

Sponge and water

Glass bowl

White sand

Pearls and shells



Kelly in IL