Easter Eggs Contact Print
Wanting to do something different this Easter, Lila and Eden Magbilang (13 and 10 years old respectively, California USA) and her mom Victoria were egg-cited to try their hands at making contact prints on eggs using natural food dyes.
These are the materials they used:
1. hard boiled eggs that have been cooled down
2. pantyhose, cut into approximately 6″ x 6″ pieces
3. leaves, flowers, grass
4. rubber bands
5. beetroot, yellow onion skin, red onion skin, purple cabbage and tumeric
1. Chop beetroot into chunks, simmer in 4 cups of water for about 30 minutes, strain out beetroot. Add 1 tablespoon of white vinegar to the water in a container.
2. Place flowers, leaves and grass in desired arrangement on the eggs. Wrap them up with pantyhose tightly and secure each egg with a rubber band.
3. Place eggs in beetroot solution for a few hours or overnight. The longer they are in the solution, the darker the colour.
4. Remove the eggs from the solution and let them dry.
5. Unwrap and marvel at the beauty! Rub a little olive oil on the eggs to deepen the colour.
6. Use the same method for other food dyes.
These are the types of food which the girls used to create natural food dyes. Check out the colours you will yield from each food:
Beetroot –> Pink Eggs
Turmeric –> Yellow Eggs
Yellow Onion Skin –> Light Brown Eggs
Red Onion Skin –> Brown Eggs
Purple Cabbage –> Turquiose Eggs
The oh-so-creative and crafty Magbilang ladies!