Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Creative Ways to Dye Easter Eggs

Hop to it! These pretty Easter egg dyeing techniques are perfect for the kid in you. These dyeing and decorating ideas, including pretty egg coloring ideas and embellishments you can create with crafts supplies, ensure you'll have a very happy Easter.

Drizzled Easter Eggs

To make these swirled Easter eggs, simply pick a few complementary colors and get started! Drizzle egg with rubber cement, let dry, then dip in a dish of dye. When dry, gently peel off the rubber cement. Repeat two (or even three!) times with additional colors.

Chirping Chick Easter Eggs

These so-cute (and so-creative) Easter egg chicks are surprisingly easy to make. Dye white eggs canary-yellow, let dry, and glue a quill feather to the top. Cut out a beak from orange construction paper and glue it on. Use a marker to make two dots for eyes and place your feathered friend in a piece of cracked eggshell set in a nest of raffia.

Natural-Dyed Easter Eggs

For a fresh take on dying your Easter eggs, go all-natural! These Easter egg dye recipes are all food or plant-based and create beautifully subdued shades. Just simmer beets, blueberries, or other natural ingredients in a cup of water with a dash of vinegar to create the colors. Leave eggs soaking in the dye in the refrigerator overnight for the richest colors; just a few minutes will work for more subdued variations.

Metallic-Dipped Easter Eggs

We love the way golds and silvers add a sophisticated touch to even the simplest of decorations. To make this Easter egg design, turn to metallic-hue paint pens after dying your eggs. Simply draw whatever suits you, from polka dots to stripes to a dip-dyed effect.

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