Playsilks & Egg Dyeing
A Simple Craft in Color
Start by placing all of your regular eggs in a large pot, fill your pot with water until it is covering all of the eggs. Bring to a boil and then turn off the heat. Place a lid on your pot and let the eggs cook for 5 minutes.
While you are waiting for your water to boil you can start preparing the dyes. Squeeze one bottle of each color into its own separate bowl. Dissolve the dye with ½ a cup hot water and give it a stir. Add 2 tablespoons of vinegar to each bowl. Fill your bowls with warm water (enough to cover your eggs).
Place your eggs in the bowls of dye and let sit until the color of the egg is to your liking! When ready, take them out and place them on paper to dry.
Using the same dye bowls, place your Playsilks in the dye bath and let them sit for 6-10 minutes.
Ring them out and place them outside on a clothesline to dry. Once dried iron Playsilks to make them shiny and smooth While you wait for them to dry you can work on painting your Wooden Eggs!
Save the leftover dyes we colored our regular eggs and Playsilks with in jars. Put a few more drops of food coloring into each jar and mix well to make it slightly more pigmented.
Using a small brush, paint your Wooden Egg to your liking. The dye also makes great watercolor!
Time for a rainbow egg hunt!
Sarah & Madlyn