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 design we were going to get. Everyone was unique and so beautiful. Come on in and I’ll share How to Dye Easter Eggs with a Neck Tie…
The eggshells took on the pattern of the ties
It’s so much fun to see the beautiful tie designs transferred onto the egg.
The kids really got into this project.
*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 – hard boiled
- An old cotton towel or cotton anything
- Rubber Bands
- Large pot with enough water to cover the eggs
Instructions on Dyeing Easter Eggs with Silk Neckties…
- 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
- secure with another rubber band
- *Adding more rubber bands around the eggs helps the tie adhere better and the color transfers more evenly
- Place the 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!