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.
The wings were my 6 year olds idea. Does anyone know what they are? You woodworkers might – they are biscuits. Genius!
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!
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