Food Coloring Playsilks & Eggs!
A Simple Craft in Color Mixing & Dyeing
Start by placing all of your 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. Dip Playsilks in different colors to create blends!
Ring them out and place them outside on a clothesline to dry. Once dry, iron your Playsilks to make them shiny and smooth.
Time for rainbow egg hunting!
Sarah & Madlyn