I don’t really care about easter honestly but I do really like seasonal crafts (see also: carving pumpkins). Eggs are such magical lil packets of goodness, and they’re even more so when dolled up in cute springtime outfits. After playing around with a few ways to give egg decorating a bit of a twist, & here are my results:
I soaked this one in red food coloring/vinegar/hot water/the whole shebang and it was beautiful when I took it out — and then I realized that the blue dye all over my fingers had stained the shell! Accidental beauty, honestly.
To do it for yourself, you have to make sure your fingers are stained. I tried to replicate it with other eggs by dipping my fingers in different dyes, but it wouldn’t hold. I think it might have been because my hand got into contact with the concentrated food coloring?
paper towel textured gradient dude
Instead of letting this one sit in food coloring, I poured a small amount of the food coloring mix (which is vinegar, hot water, & like 20 drops of food coloring) into a paper towel and wrapped it around the egg. You can do a good portion of the egg at once, by pouring, wrapping, and then putting fresh food coloring on the dry towel and wrapping further. I really like the pattern that ended up on the egg due to the texture of the paper towel!
various scotch tape inspired eggies
For the first one, I wrapped one strip of scotch tape clear around the middle and just let it soak in a cup full of food coloring. (This should be fairly obvious looking at them.) I like that it didn’t make a totally clear line around the egg — it kinda soaks in.
The pink one was made by soaking it in red for just a second (like really, I just dunked it in there and brought it out), putting squares of tape on it, and then letting it sit longer. The big thing about this was putting tape on a hot egg and then dunking it in hot water made the tape a little melty.
<3 <3 GOOGLY KIDS <3 <3
Regular egg dye + sharpie mouths + googly eyes!
They are so cute and goofy and I love it.