Thursday, March 31st, 2011
Easter Craft: Design and Dye Eggs (Naturally)
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Dyeing Easter eggs is one of the most popular Easter traditions, found in many parts of the Christian world. Here’s an American way to decorate eggs that I learned growing up, with the twist of using natural dyes.
2. Dye: Select a dyeing agent, and place it in the pot using the amount listed:
Red-cabbage dye: 4 cups chopped cabbage
Add 1 quart water, 2 tablespoons white vinegar and 1 tablespoon of salt; if more water is necessary to cover ingredients, proportionally increase the amount of vinegar and salt. Bring to a boil, then lower heat. Allow the ingredients to simmer for 30 minutes. Strain dye into a bowl.
Set raw eggs in a pot of strained dye; bring to a boil for 20-40 minutes. The longer you leave the egg in, the more saturated it will become with the color. Remove and dry eggs on a wire rack.
Inspiration for this craft came from three places:
Notes and Modifications:
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