Dyeing and coloring easter eggs

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      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

      .

      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

      .

      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

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