I am 100% challenging myself to be as resourceful as I possibly can with things I already have laying around my house when it comes to creativity. I’m doing my best to avoid “just running to the store” any time I have an idea or simple need. Which led me to this easter egg extravaganza…
Okay, “extravaganza” was definitely not the word to use. More or less I had a little bit of free time on my hands…ya know…when I wasn’t painting a chicken coop for hours on end..
And I somehow ended up here:
To achieve dying my farm fresh eggs (not from my own flock…yet) the ingredients list was simple (per container/cup):
- 1/2 c boiling water
- 1 tsp distilled vinegar
- food coloring
- wax crayon for designs (optional)
- my fingers to remove the eggs because we are making due with what we have, okay!?
All I did was add my vinegar to some short drinking glasses we have, add the water, then the dye and stir with a toothpick.
Things are very fancy here, can you tell?
I boiled my eggs for about 10 minutes or so before removing and allowing to cool.
I dropped them in the color baths for roughly 5-7 minutes, depending on how saturated I wanted my color.
And then, using my very own fingers I reached down and retrieved my creations.
Which brings me to the point of having discolored finger tips and not a vascularity or circulation issue…
When me and my husband were first dating we dyed easter eggs together and had so much fun. We went to the store and bought the kits with all of the fancy stuff but I’m thankful to know now how simple this process can be with simple household staples.
I would love to see what you come up with so tag me in your designs @lifewithelizabethwitt__ or drop a picture in the comments!
With love, Elizabeth