How to make a Silk Dyed Easter Egg
What You Need –
- A large raw egg
- An enamel or glass pot
- Pieces of pure printed silk large enough to cover an egg each
- Cotton squares large enough to cover eggs wrapped in silk
- Pieces of wire
- Warm water
- Cooling rack
- Vegetable oil
- Paper towels
7 Steps to Dye –
- Wrap the egg in silk, keeping the printed side towards you. Twist a piece of wire around the silk to secure it.
- Place a piece of cotton around the silk wrapped egg and make sure it stays in place by twisting another piece of wire.
- Put the egg in a glass or enamel pot. Submerge the egg in water. Add 3 tablespoons of white vinegar to the water.
- Bring the water to a boil, lower the heat, and simmer for at least 40 minutes.
- Take the egg out with a spoon/tongs. Put it on a cooling rack.
- Once the egg has cooled, remove the silk.
- If you want your egg to shine, wipe it with a paper towel dipped in vegetable oil.
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Thanks, Jeanine! Would love to see photos of the eggs you made 🙂
Wow! I have actually never heard of this tradition! Tomorrow were on the hunt for some silk and cotton wraps from local thrift store! 😉 Thank You for sharing this unique egg dying activity.