I love the silk dyed eggs but this year we tried some other new ones.
I usually go to Target and buy the egg kit but this year I used the food coloring right out of my cabinet. I had purchased the vibrant colors for dying sugar for candy pretzels and thought these would be awesome colors for eggs. For these eggs we did use blown out eggs.
I did 3 parts water to one part vinegar and added as much color as I wanted. I am sold… I will no longer buy the kits. Everyone probably does this I am just a little behind the times.
I was recently at a party talking about the silk dyed eggs with a friend (I told you I was very excited about them). She told me she grew up always tying white clothes around eggs and they spooned the dye around the egg for a tie dye effect. They had 8 kids in their family and they didn’t know what Easter egg kits were. I know this is a strange conversation at a party but we were have a great time! We apparently both like eggs. Look at how beautiful it turned out and so easy.
This little guy is my 3 year olds creation and probably one of my favorites.
I went down into the play room one day and it looked like a bird had been killed…a pink and purple bird. There were feathers everywhere! I picked them up and put them in a baggie because I knew we would find something to use them on. A little crazy I know but I like to be resourceful. The egg was a purple egg and we glued feathers on the ribbon hanging down for the legs.
The other birds were made with a few different boa feathers we just plucked off and also dyed some white feathers.
If you can’t come up with an idea ask your children. Their minds are amazing and so creative. Farm Boy is starting to get a little annoyed with our crafty uses for these. Sorry honey.
If you know me you know I love using silk flowers so of course I had to try them on eggs. Just take the flower apart and use a few of the pedals. I love how they turned out and with the birds it is such a great spring touch.
The girls also painted some eggs and added glitter. What girl doesn’t like glitter!
We hung these on our Easter tree along with a few silk dyed eggs.
I would love to see what creative eggs you come up with. Go to our facebook page and post them. Have a wonderful Easter!