Silk tie dying makes the most amazing looking eggs! You end up with bright intricate patterns that are more like art than egg dying! Go, find a few old silk ties (or blouses, or pajamas) and let’s get started!
- 100% silk ties (must be 100% silk or it will not work) The darker the pattern, the better it turns out. We got ties at D.I. for $2, but also used silk pajama pants.
- Cotton cloth (we used old t-shirt others used pillowcases)
- Twist Ties
- White Vinegar
- Glass or Enamel pan
1. Cut fabric into squares big enough to fit around the eggs.
2. Wrap the eggs in silk making sure to cover the entire shell.
3. Wrap the silk wrapped egg in the cotton fabric and tie the top with a twist tie.
4. Put all wrapped eggs in pan and cover them completely with water
5. Add 3 T. White Vinegar to water
6. Bring to a boil and let boil 20-25 minutes. (More time makes the pattern more vibrant)
7. Scoop the eggs out and lay them on a cookie sheet or to cool a little.
8. Unwrap eggs and marvel at the patterns!
We had a lot of fun doing this! We had kids ages 5-65 participating.
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