Fun with Easter Egg Dye

April 4, 2010 at 10:12 am 1 comment

After my children dyed the eggs, they poured the leftover dye randomly over some wool roving that I had. I then smooshed it down (wearing gloves to avoid colorful hands) and set the dye in the microwave (8 minutes on high… rest for 10… another 8 minutes, then leave until cool.) The water ran clear, I rinsed once and let it dry. Here is a picture of the results, posing with a few of the eggs that we dyed:

Easter egg dyes aren’t as colorfast long-term as the professional dyes I usually use for my wools, but they’re certainly safe for use with children. You can also use wool yarn or fabric — or any animal fiber like silk, alpaca, etc.  It won’t work with cotton or synthetic fabrics (with the exception of some nylons).   Plenty of fun, and we have something to show that will last longer than the eggs (most of which are already eaten).  Now to find a suitable project for the wool!

Have a most blessed Easter, everyone!

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  • 1. Olivia  |  April 9, 2010 at 10:40 am

    What a fun thing to do with the kids. I love the colours blends it looks beautiful. 🙂

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