Hippity Hoppin’ Easter Fun

Have Hippity Hoppin’ Happy Easter FUN!

Natural Dye-d Eggs and Tie-Dyed Eggs, Bunny Buns, Deviled Chicks, and Bunny Cake

 

 And All I Need to Know…

. . . I Learned from the Easter Bunny!

HAPPY  EASTER!

Tie-Dyed Easter Eggs

Tie-Dyed Easter Eggs

This was a fun family project:  Tie-Dyed Easter Eggs.

Tie Dyed Easter Eggs

 Using men’s neckties purchased at Goodwill and similar places (or pull some out of the back of the closet!), wrap eggs with swatches of fabric, secure with string, and boil to extract the colors.

Tie-Dyed Easter Eggs

We were having so much fun, we sent the troops out to purchase more eggs.

Tie-Dyed Easter Eggs

And on Easter Sunday….have a glorious egg hunt!

Tie-Dyed Easter Eggs

Tie-Dyed Easter Eggs

Tuesday Tidbit: Natural Egg Dyes

Natural Egg Dyes

 

Egg dyeing is a fun way to celebrate this time of year—and it’s a tradition that goes way back—as much as 5,000 years when Persians celebrated springtime with eggs colored with plant-based dyes. Plant dyes can be just as useful today and they’re plentiful; in fact you very well might have dye-worthy ingredients in your kitchen already.

Read More: This wonderful article from Co+op Stronger Together shares some great plant-based dyes—fruits, vegetables, spices and flowers and some great ideas of how to get the job done.

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