Tired of plopping and dunking eggs in cups of bowls of dye every year? If you have older children, why not try one of these exciting egg trends. Most are inexpensive and you can find supplies at most craft and department stores. Boil those eggs and gather those supplies. These beautiful eggs look lovely in an Easter basket or on a tabletop.
Naturally dyed eggs: With so many folks focusing on sustainability and natural dyes, you can’t miss with a natural egg dye kit. These kits use a variety of dyes from vegetable skins and acids like lemon juice. You can create your own dyes with recipes online at sites like Two Men and a Little Farm.
Shaving cream eggs: How easy it is to marble Easter eggs! Squirt shaving cream onto a plate and a few drops of food coloring. Swirl the color into the shaving cream and mix the color into the cream with a knife. Roll the hard boiled eggs across the plate. Allow the egg to rest for a minute then wipe away the shaving cream.
Rubber band eggs: Wrap cooled, hard boiled eggs with rubber bands. You’ll need at least five to seven bands for a good design. Place the egg in a container of dye. Once you have achieved the shade you want, remove the bands. Or you could just remove a few bands and place the egg in another dye bath.
Wax drawing: Also called wax resisting, wax drawing is a technique used to leave white marks on the eggs-these can be words or pictures. Once you have hard boiled the eggs, write on them using a wax crayon. Dye the egg and allow it to dry. The dye will cling to the egg skin but not where the wax is.
Drizzled eggs: You can make these swirled eggs. Drizzle the cooked eggs with rubber cement and allow it to dry. Dip the eggs in a dye container. Once the dye has set, peel away the rubber cement. Repeat the process if you want to create layers of color.
Try these lovely spring egg dye trends this year. Your family and friends will love peeling these tiny works of art.