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Silk Dyed Easter Egg

Craft Ideas | 5-10 yrs | Learning Pod, look and take

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
  • Scissors
  • Warm water
  • Spoon/tongs
  • Cooling rack
  • Vegetable oil
  • Paper towels

7 Steps to Dye –

  1. Wrap the egg in silk, keeping the printed side towards you. Twist a piece of wire around the silk to secure it.
  2. Place a piece of cotton around the silk wrapped egg and make sure it stays in place by twisting another piece of wire.
  3. Put the egg in a glass or enamel pot. Submerge the egg in water. Add 3 tablespoons of white vinegar to the water.
  4. Bring the water to a boil, lower the heat, and simmer for at least 40 minutes.
  5. Take the egg out with a spoon/tongs. Put it on a cooling rack.
  6. Once the egg has cooled, remove the silk.
  7. If you want your egg to shine, wipe it with a paper towel dipped in vegetable oil.

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  1. 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.