How I enjoy the mystery of egg dying! The kids always enjoy writing a “secret message” in white crayon on their egg, slipping it into the dye and waiting to see what appears. I found it fun to do the same technique using natural flowers and leaves to create “Spring Flowery Eggs”. It’s fun to see what appears after the eggs are dyed and the flowers peeled away, using a quick and easy technique. I’ll list the tips, but if you prefer a visual, just see the pictures below and you can do it quickly and easily.
- Gather your ingredients: boiled eggs (put your eggs in a pot with water to cover and bring to a boil. Turn off the heat and cover the pot of eggs for 20 minutes, then drain the water off. Perfect every time!) Prepared egg dyes and cups, small flowers and leaves, pantyhose that you won’t be wearing ever again, rubber bands or paperclips, scissors and paper towels
- Take a warm boiled egg that is slightly damp. Put a hydrangea floret, small daisy or leaves on the egg. Take a 4″ piece of pantyhose and tie one end. Put the egg in the pantyhose and tightly stretch over the flower or leaf. Twist the other end of the pantyhose and secure with a paper clip or rubber band. Drop into your egg dye for a few minutes.
- Remove the egg from the dye and place on a paper towel. Let the egg dry for 10-20 minutes. Cut the egg out of the pantyhose and carefully remove the flower or leaf.
- Display proudly!
Gather your ingredients starting with freshly boiled eggs and food dyes dissolved in water according to directions on the package.
You’ll also need pantyhose cut into 4″ lengths and small flowers and leaves such as ferns and hydrangea florets.
This shows a hydrangea flower tucked between the egg and the pantyhose. Moistening the egg slightly before applying the flower helps it stay in place while you’re stretching the pantyhose over.
Once your flower or leaf is tucked in, close off the other end of the pantyhose with a knot, a paper clip or a rubber band.
Put your eggs into the dye, for 2-5 minutes. Leave the end of the pantyhose out so your fingers don’t get full of dye.
Remove the egg from the dye and lay on paper towel. Let this dry for 10-20 minutes to get a nice clean image of your leaf or flower. Be amazed at the beauty that appears before you!
Display your Spring Flowery Eggs with pride! Things that worked well: hydrangea, daisies and ferns. Babies breath is not recommended. The hydrangeas look great with the blue dye.