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We had an egg decorating assignment from school. We took the challenge of a DIY natural way of colouring eggs. Very happy to report that not only was it a fun activity, the eggs turned out truly fantastic.
Below are pictures with step by step instructions on how to make your own Flower Easter eggs while amusing your little monsters with some dye free fun.
Materials you will require:
Onion Skin - for three eggs approximately 4-5 layers, we also used garlic skin 🧄
4 Square cloth pieces - can be old t-shirt or tea towel
String or shoelace
1 cup of Ground coffee
Fresh Spring Flowers - 1 small bouquet 💐
Cover the entire egg with flowers. You have to hold them in place so it’s a bit of a juggling act here. We used 3-4 flowers per egg.
Cover the flowers with onion 🧅 skin. Make sure the skin completely surrounds the flowers. Hold on tight!
Once your egg is covered with flowers 🌸 and onion skin 🧅 place it on a piece of cloth and start wrapping at one corner and then take a diagonal corner and tightly wrap up the raw egg 🥚 into a ball. Take your string or shoelace and tie the entire bundle. Be gentle but make your egg is tied from all sides as that is what will help the imprint of the flowers onto the egg.
Place the ground coffee at the bottom of a pot and then place the wrapped egg on top. Fill it with water. Bring to a boil. Boil for 5 minutes.
After boiling for 5 minutes let the eggs stand in the coffee water for 1.5 hours.
Grab a plate, pull out the eggs one at a time and unwrap the flower magic slowly. When finished air dry the egg for 1 minute or until you unwrap the next one and then pour a quarter size drop of oil onto a clean cloth or paper towel and gently rub the egg to give it a clean and shine!
Peel the flowers from the egg gently.
AND VOILA!! Successful school project as well as an incredibly family fun activity just in time for Easter.
Happy Bunny 🐰 Long Weekend!