Besides naturally dyeing some eggs for the Easter baskets I’m making for kids at the homeless shelter, I decided to try a few different techniques just to see how they would come out.
The next batch went into regular food coloring for a few minutes:
…then into another bowl with a complementary color food dye along with a couple of splashes of olive oil. The oil makes the dye swirl and make spots:
Rolling the egg around in that solution didn’t do too much, but holding the egg in a paper towel and gently dripping the oil/dye solution onto the egg from a few inches above, off the tines of a fork, worked really well so they had this swirled/marbelized look:
I was trying to come up with some way to make a special egg so that when the kids go hunting, they can bring it back for some big prize (maybe I’ll include something like a much bigger chocolate bunny when the baskets are delivered for this part). This egg got Mod-Podged with a sponge brush, then glittered with gold all over. Love this one. Might even do a set of different colored glitter eggs for one basket.
This egg got painted – just regular acrylic paint in a raspberry shade, put on with a sponge brush:
This one may be my new favorite!