Saturday, April 2, 2011

Channelling our "inner Martha"...

We all love chocolate around here - and Easter, is a frightening time of the year for a chocoholic ...Easter egg chocolate tastes so good !! ...This year, we thought we would try egg-dyeing for a fun, non-chocolate angle to Easter. I was always put off by the "blowing out the egg" part of the process so when I discovered you can use hard boiled eggs, it was so easy. I was surprised by HOW much the kids loved it...
The dye was just 1/2 tsp food colouring, 3/4 cup hot water and 1 tbsp white vinegar. White eggs would be easier to dye with paler colours, but for brown you just leave them in a little longer.

We drew patterns on the eggs with Zoom crayons before dyeing them (and apparently, if you want to get serious, you can bake the eggs later to melt the crayon wax on the designs)...and then dipped into the dye for about 5 minutes, and voila !!

What inspired this weekend craftiness ? Martha, of course. For more polished egg-dyeing inspiration, please make sure you turn to Martha Stewart (who even has released an iPad app this year - Egg Dyeing 101.....The app you never knew you needed)..
Happy channelling....xx

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