Easter Egg Ideas
How delighted chickens must be to see the lengths humans are willing to go to dress up their eggs with color. The Internet is teeming with instructions for dipping, painting, blowing and just about any other thing you can do to decorate eggs. I've gathered together some of those ideas along with a few of my own, like the nests I designed to display very special creations. You’ll find the easy steps for creating the nests on my YouTube video. The nests can be made in any size, any color, or thickness. The yarn used to create your nest will determine the visual outcome, but no knitting is required!
I like the idea of creating individual nests for single, specially decorated eggs.
step 4 - Avoid messy clean up, especially if you want to use several colors, by putting your boiled water, one teaspoon of vinegar and several drops of food dye in plastic water bottles. When you’re done dying eggs, there’s no clean up. Just discard the bottles. Cutting the bottle in half will make it the perfect size for one egg and enough water to cover it. Assign a different color dye to each bottle.
step 5 - There are many natural ways to die eggs too. Brown onion skins, beets, carrots and other colorful vegetables will create interesting color variations on egg shells. You’ll find directions for those on the internet.
step 9 - Rubber bands of different sizes create interesting breaks in color too.