Easter Holiday will be here soon!
Silk tie dyed Easter eggs are so much fun to make and way less messy than buying a dying kit or using vinegar and food colouring! Cleaning up will be easy breezy.
Do take note:
You must use a 100% silk cloth. Do check the labels.
Make use of whatever cloth you have to save that few bucks! Old tie, silk from an old blouse, scarf, anything! If you would like to purchase some pretty cloth, head down to Arab St or Peoples Park Food Centre level 2. Use an assortment of colors and patterns!
Here are the steps:
- Cut silk into pieces large enough to wrap around a raw egg.
- Tightly wrap a raw egg with a piece of silk, making sure the printed side of the material is facing the egg. Secure with a twist tie.
- Place the silk-wrapped egg in a piece of undyed cotton and secure tightly with another twist-tie.
- Place egg(s) in an enamel or glass pot. Fill the pot with enough water to cover eggs completely. Add three tablespoons of white vinegar to the water.
- Bring water to a boil, turn heat down, and simmer for 40 minutes or longer.
- Remove eggs from water with tongs or spoon, place on a cooling rack, and let cool.
- Remove silk from cooled egg.
- For shiny eggs, wipe with a paper towel dabbed in vegetable oil.