How to Dye Easter Eggs with Old Neck Ties
Hey all. Today I want to share how we dyed Easter Eggs with Neck Ties! The kids and I had such a fun time with this idea. Each egg that we unwrapped was such a fun surprise. We never knew what we were going to get. Every one was unique and so beautiful! Come on in and I’ll share How to Dye Easter Eggs with a Neck Tie
Aren’t they cool? I wish it was a 3D picture, so you can see the other sides.
Can you match the tie to the egg? The brown polka dot one actually did transfer the polka dots, but I liked the other side even more! I loved the design from where the rubber band was pulling the fabric around the egg. To tell you the truth, I don’t even think I took a single picture of the dotted side.
The kids really got into this project. Ella is a serious crafter, and loves all things purple. I made sure to find a purple tie for her. *Tip – Head over to a resale shop for your ties. I think I paid less than $1.00 for each tie. Otherwise, we never could afford this fun idea.
The project was really simple for all of my kids. My youngest just turned 7, and he had a blast taking the tie apart.
Enough rambling on…Here’s What You’ll Need for Dying Easter Eggs with Neck Ties
- Silk ties – to tell you the truth, I never checked the silk percentage on the ties. They all worked
- Eggs – raw (That’s the scariest part of this project…giving the kids raw eggs to tie up. I’m pretty sure I hovered for that particular moment.)
- An old cotton towel or cotton anything
- Rubber Bands
- Large pot with enough water to cover the eggs
- Cut the tie up the seam that’s on the back of the tie
- Pull the white lining out
- Stretch the tie out flat
- Cut squares big enough to cover an egg
- Place the egg in the center of the tie square
- pull the tie up and around the egg
- Secure with a rubber band
- Cut a square of your cotton fabric and pull it up and around the tie
- *Honestly, I don’t know if the cotton really keeps the ties from bleeding into the water. If you don’t have an old cotton something, don’t let that stop you. I had one, and I thought “better safe than sorry”
- secure with another rubber band
- *I have also read that adding more rubber bands around the eggs helps the tie adhere better and the color transfers more evenly – We skipped this part. We were fine with whatever we got, but I wanted to share that with you just in case you want it absolutely perfecto!
- Place the cotton and silk covered eggs in a pot of water
- add about 1/2 – 1 cup of vinegar – the vinegar intensifies the color
- boil for about 15 minutes
- drain the water and let the eggs cool. This takes a while. I rinsed ours with cold water to speed up the waiting process. Patience has never been a virtue of mine
- when you’re ready, cut the rubber bands and reveal your colored eggs! Yay!