Saturday, April 16, 2011

Nature Print Egg Decoration

Small flat leaves (we used fern, cilantro, dill, thyme, and mint leaves)
Hard-boiled white eggs
Nylon stockings, cut into 3-inch-long sections
Rubber bands
White vinegar
Food coloring
Large glasses, one for each dye bath (be sure they're wide enough to hold an egg)

Lay a leaf on an egg, then cover it with a section of nylon stocking to hold it in place.

Pull together both open ends of the stocking, then twist the ends together and secure them with a rubber band.

For each dye bath, mix 1/2 cup warm water, 1 teaspoon vinegar, and 10 to 20 drops of food coloring in a glass. Carefully submerge the nylon-wrapped egg in the bath and let it soak for about 4 minutes.

Use a spoon to remove the egg from the dye bath and set it on a covered work surface. Carefully remove the rubber band, nylon, and leaf. Allow the egg to dry completely before further handling it.


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