A few years ago, we used natural material to dye Easter Eggs. I thought about doing that this year, but when I looked through my panty and cupboard, I couldn’t come up with much to use and I really didn’t want to spend any money to dye eggs this year. Instead, I found a whole bunch of kool-aid packets I got for free last year after sales and coupons. We used it last year to dye beautiful Waldorf silks, but I had a bunch left over. Since I won’t let my kids drink the nasty stuff (mean mom…), I decided to use it up on Easter Eggs!
To make your own Easter Egg Kool-Aid dye – just mix a packet of Kool-Aid with one warm cup water. I also added a splash of vinegar, but I don’t think that’s necessary. You don’t need to leave the eggs in the dye very long. If you leave them in the dye for a while, the water starts to bubble and they get speckled. It’s almost like the vinegar is eating the color. I’m sure it’s some sort of chemical reaction with the vinegar…but I’m not a scientist and don’t know. If you happen to know, leave a comment! Our very speckled ones were left in the dye for 10 minutes.
Our eggs! The red ones on yarn are eggs we did last year! We’re not finished yet. The kids would like to blow a few eggs and dye them for the Easter tree we’re working on. Pictures when it’s finished!
Do you dye eggs? What technique do you use?
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