Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Crafting 101

With Easter so close, I thought I would share some different ideas on decorating Easter eggs...
  • Kool-aid dye - Mix the whole package of Kool-aid with a little water - the more water you use, the lighter the color will be. Place the hard boiled egg in the liquid, leave in for while you do something else (this does take a little longer than the regular dying eggs). Get the eggs out of the mix and let them dry.
  • After you have hard boiled the eggs, take tissue paper (all different colors) and tear into small pieces. Wet an area on the egg and put the tissue paper over the water. Continue all over the egg until the egg is covered completely. Let dry and then pull the tissue paper off and you will see a pattern and colors.
  • If you mix 1 teaspoon coloring, 1 Tablespoon vinegar, 1 cup of water and 1 Tablespoon salad oil. When you dye your eggs in this mix you will have a marbled colored egg.
  • Put stickers on the egg and dye them...then remove the stickers once the color has dried.
Happy Easter!!


BC Doan said...

Many great tips to color eggs, thank you!

Rena said...

Cool tips! We usually buy the egg coloring kits for the kids, but I wait until AFTER Easter to buy them. After a couple of weeks they're on clearance and you can get the set for a quarter or something. I know they're only $1.99 to begin with, but every little bit helps.