Clinton's Craft Corner: Easter Eggs

  • By The Chew Crew

Nothing says Easter quite like an Easter egg hunt.  In preparation Clinton explains how to make the most beautiful dyed eggs.


Silk-Dyed Eggs

These beauties are great for displaying and for games.  Plus, you probably already have all the necessary materials at home.

What You’ll Need:
-Eggs
-Old silk scarves or ties
-White vinegar
-Rubber bands
-Socks

How to Make Them:

1.  If you want to keep them for more than a year you can blow out your eggs if you want to make them last for years to come.  To do this just poke a hole in the top and bottom, then use a small straw to blow out the yolk and whites. Rinse it out, let dry, and you’re ready to go!

2. Tightly wrap egg in scarf.  Then secure with rubber band.

3. Place the egg in a sock and secure with a rubberband.

4. Add 1 cup vinegar to pot of gently boiling water.  You want about 1 teaspoon of vinegar for every half cup of water.  Be sure to use enamel or glass pot (something non-reactive).

5. Drop eggs into water and let sit for 20 minutes.  If they’re blown eggs, fill them with water beforehand so they sink.

6. We removed the eggs from the boiling water and allowed them to cool.

7.  Unwrap them and check out your creation.  NOTE: These are not to be eaten – they are for display only.



Herb Silhouette Eggs

What You’ll Need:
-Eggs
-Fresh herbs like mint, cilantro or dill
-Plain, nude stockings
-Rubberbands
-Vinegar
-Liquid food coloring

How to Make Them:

1. Place herb onto egg with the front of herb facing the egg.

2. Place egg into stocking and secure with rubber band or tie it off.

3. Add vinegar and food coloring to bowl of hot water.  You want to use 1 teaspoon of vinegar per half cup of water.  Then add twenty drops of food coloring for each half cup of water.

4. Place eggs into bowls and let sit for at least 5 minutes.

5. Unwrap egg in water bath to prevent dye from bleeding.  Then you can use a polyurethane spray to seal them and create a nice finish.

6. If you want to add an intro message-in-an-egg use one of your blown out, decorated eggs.  Then write a message on a small piece of paper, then roll it up and insert into hole in egg.  Place your egg into a small box and use them as place settings! Your guests can break their eggs and read their messages.


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