This is my second post featuring Easter craft ideas using these white plastic eggs. Today’s tutorial featured red cabbage for a tie dyed effect – last week I created pastel coloured eggs with copper leaf. You can read that post here.
I have included links to where I bought everything too, to make it super easy for you. (affiliate links)
- Plastic eggs (I chose ones that have hooks with them so they can be hung). BUY HERE. You can use real eggs but they will need to be white shelled eggs to dye properly.
- Red Cabbage. BUY HERE.
- White vinegar. BUY HERE
- Cocktail sticks (optional)
- Bowl to dye them in
Step 1: Cut up a red cabbage and place it in a large saucepan. Cover with water (about 4 cups) and bring to the boil. Leave to simmer for 20 minutes.
Step 2: Let the water cool, then remove the cabbage, leaving the water behind.
Step 3: Add 2 tablespoons of white vinegar to the water.
Step 4: Fill a small bowl or glasses with the liquid. Drop in the egg to dye it naturally.
Step 5: Every so often, move the egg around within the glass to ensure it is being dyed evenly. As it is hollow it will float to the top meaning the underside is getting dyed more. This is what creates the tie dye effect.
Step 6: Remove and leave to dry. I did this by pushing a cocktail stick into the hole, then pushing this into an egg box.
For more Easter crafts check out these blogs:
I also tried this with a real brown egg – the effect was much darker!
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