Tuesday, April 3, 2012

dying easter eggs

We've been very busy bunnies around these parts this week. This is the first year North has been totally involved in  Easter activities. I didn't go through the ordeal of making natural dyes from scratch this year, although it is on my to do list for next year when Indigo is a bit older and I am able to spend longer amounts of time in the kitchen without her pulling at my legs quite as much...

But we did get some beautiful Greek egg colouring from our local Armenian grocer and an even lovelier surprise while we were there- WHITE eggs! Now to North Americans, this is nothing. But in Australia it is near impossible to find snow white eggs at the supermarket. Trust me, I have tried for 6 Easters in a row now. So when I saw these divinely white eggs I was beyond excited!

We hurried home, hardboiled them (I prefer to blow them, but they are far too delicate in this state for very little hands), drew on them with some beeswax crayons and then soaked them in the various colours.

They came out beautifully and are now on display on our Autumn Nature Table which has transformed into more of an Easter table for the time being.
Are you planning on dying some eggs? Add a link below if you've posted photos. We'd all love to drop by and marvel at them.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great idea. Just wondering...do they smell after they have been sitting for a few days? I have never done this before and I am imagining an eggy aroma?

emma @ frog, goose and bear said...

Greek egg dye - what a find! Being an Aussie, I'd never thought pure white eggs were even around. Good find too! We've been dying eggs at our house too. Fun Easter tradition for kids to have fun with.

Angie said...

What beautiful colors!

Meagan said...

I haven't noticed any eggy aromas yet and I know some people keep them for years and the egg turns as heavy and hard as a stone over the years. But we'll see... so far we've never had eggs last that long without bring cracked by little hands. : ) xo m.

naturally crafted mama said...

so interesting that it's so hard to find white eggs there :) yay for finding them! we'll be dyeing our eggs this week and getting ready for the bunny- tanner is very excited this year for that bunny!

Cass said...

Where do you get the due from?

Audrey said...

How beautiful! I love all of the swirls and rich colors. We used vinegar and food coloring this year, but I'll have to keep the crayon idea in mind for next year :)

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