Fun & Unique Easter Egg Dyeing Techniques
It seems that many people are just buying plastic eggs these days rather than dyeing their own Easter eggs. It’s really sad because dyeing Easter eggs is so much fun and easy to do! It’s an activity that both kids and adults can have fun doing and it’s something to look forward to every Easter. If you are looking for a fun and unique way to dye your Easter eggs this year, give these simple but stylish techniques a try.
Rubber Band Technique: Wrap rubber bands around a hard boiled egg and dip into a dye until the egg reaches the desired color. Remove the egg from the dye and carefully remove the rubber bands. You can get really creative with these by dyeing the eggs with a base color and then wrapping it in rubber bands and dyeing again. You can also make crazy patterns or even stylish plaid patterns.
Masking Technique: Adhere sticker shapes, letters, or designs to the hard boiled egg and then dip into the dye. Wherever you adhere the stickers, the egg will not be dyed. Cut out your own shapes from masking tape or scotch tape. Use stickers, sticky foam shapes and letters, whatever you have. Be careful using regular paper stickers though because they will disintegrate in the dye and leave behind a sticky residue.
Botanical Print Technique: Lay a leaf on an egg, then cover it with pantyhose to hold it in place. Secure the pantyhose tightly to the egg with a rubber band. Put the pantyhose wrapped egg into the dye and allow to soak until it reaches the desired color. Remove the egg from the dye and very carefully remove the rubber band, nylon, and leaf.