CREPE PAPER EGG DYE RECIPE
Level: ECE, Primary, Junior, Middle School, High School
Grades: PreK and up | Age: 2yrs and up | Written by: Lenore Lewis
[Lenore is a teacher at Ellesmere-Statton P.S in Toronto]
You can use party streamers to decorate your eggs at Easter.
What You Need:
What You Do:
- crepe paper -- look for the colors that "bleed when wet".
- containers, bowls, etc.
- vinegar (to set the dye)
- boiled eggs (or eggs that have been blown out - see instructions here)
- hot water
- In containers, put in a few torn strips of crepe paper (the more you add, the stronger the colors).
Look for the crepe paper which "bleeds when wet". You might instead substitute art tissue. Again, look for the colors that "bleed when wet".
- Add a tablespoon or so of vinegar.
- Pour in some hot water and let sit. The longer it sits, the darker the colors.
- Dip eggs into the dye containers and leave for a few minutes. The longer
you leave them in, the deeper the color will be.
- Let dry.
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