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Rubber Cement Eggs

This is a great way to produce abstract colored eggs!

Materials needed:
-egg dye
-hard boiled eggs
-rubber cement
-cups for dye
-spoons
-Paper towels
Apply rubber cement to the egg in whatever patterns you choose, and allow to dry. Then dip your egg in the dye of your choice.   Once the eggs have dried, remove the rubber cement.
Optionally, you may dye the egg a base color first, then after it has dried apply the rubber cement and dye a second color.

Natural dyes for Easter eggs

Here are some great ways to naturally dye your eggs.

SPRING CHICKEN YELLOW

1 t Tumeric
2/3 c -Boiling water
1/4 tsp Vinegar

EASTER BUNNY BROWN
1 TBS  Instant coffee — heaping Tbsp
2/3 c -Boiling water
1/2 tsp Vinegar

BOIL EGG WITH 1/4 tsp Vinegar  AND ONE OF THE
FOLLOWING:

  • Onion skins — (golden orange)
  • Red onion Skins–(Red)
  • Beets — (reddish purple)
  • Spinach — (pale green)
  • Red Cabbage Leaves
  • Walnut shells — (buff)
  • Grape Juice — (mauve)

Wash eggs in mild soapy water to remove oily coating which could
prevent dye from adhering. Simmer for 20 minutes.
Spring Chicken Yellow: Add tumeric to boiling water, stir until
dissolved. Add vinegar.
Easter Bunny Brown: Add heaping Tbsp heaping instant coffee to boiling
water, stir to dissolve. Add vinegar.

For Pretty Pastels
You can rub blueberries and cranberries right on the shells for
soft blues and pink. Blend them for another pretty result.