Saturday, April 23, 2011

Easter Egg Dyeing ...

Saturday night the kids and I decorated Easter eggs. I had found a silk tie dyeing process Monica and I wanted to try. Here's the link if you are interested in trying it ... http://www.ourbestbites.com/2011/04/silk-dyed-eggs-aka-tie-dyed. The eggs are aren't edible so we did a few hard boiled then we blew out about a dozen so we could keep them "forever". Below are come pictures of our process ... we had a blast and the eggs turned out so interesting looking. We are definitely going to be making more next year.

First step ... take apart the silk tie. We went to Goodwill for the ties. then you wrap them ...
our little bundles of color ...
then you cover them with old white pillow cases cut up and tie them again ...
into the pot with water and a little vinegar and boil for 20 miutes ...
let cool, untie them and here's what you get ...
Here's the empty eggs getting ready to be dyed ...

Robert wanted to dye eggs in the traditional way ...
I love the colorful bowl of eggs!


I'm so glad that my kids all in their 20's still enjoy "kid" stuff.

I hope you find your Joy in your stitches ...

I'm grateful for dyeing eggs ...

7 comments:

Beth said...

That is because they have such great parents that know that life should be as fun as you can make it!

Faye said...

Love the tie dying with the old ties!! Will definitely have to try that next year in my classroom!!! I love the fact that your children still value "fun" Easter traditions!!! Keep up the great work momma: Faye

Nancy said...

Looks like a lot of fun Michele!

Tracey said...

The eggs look great! I saw this way of dyeing them the other day and I'm sure to be on the lookout for some funky silk ties in my travels for next year. Looks like fun was had by all! :^)

Susan said...

Looks like everyone had great fun!

Happy Stitching!

Melanie said...

Super cool! Looks like fun. :)

Fiona said...

What a lovely effect you get with the tie dyeing. I'm hoping that my kids all want to get back to doing crafty things when they get older. At the moment the boys are more interested in sport. At least when they have kids they will have the skills.