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Not the Usual Dyed Eggs

23 Apr

Happy Easter!

Are you dying to do eggs this year?

That is, are you dying eggs this year?

If so, you may want to do them a bit differently than the usual boxed dye kits (which are overpriced, anyway, unless you buy them afterEaster to save for the next year!).

Photo by bizzy b05 at sxc.hu

There are lots of different ways to color or decorate eggs. Here are a couple that I found interesting:

  • Launi at Gracious Rain teaches how to make eggs with a beautiful print using inexpensive (thrift shop) silk ties.
  • Kimi Harris at The Nourishing Gourmet shows how to use onion skins to make Naturally Dyed Eggs (in Onion Skins). Be sure to read the comments at the end of her post, as her readers share some other ideas for eggs as well.
  • Use paste icing colors instead of regular food dye if mixing your own dyes. Just put about a teaspoon of vinegar in with 1/2-3/4 cup of water, and add a little paste in with a toothpick.  If you don’t mix the paste in completely, you end up with some cool-looking spotted eggs!

This is the one time of year that I buy white eggs from the store, rather than the brown and green eggs I usually get from the local farms.  My kids love the chance to be creative, and we will have plenty of egg salad and deviled eggs in the weeks to come!

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