It’s March and I’m egg-cited to share a Spring craft project with you. I really love to dye eggs for Easter. This year I’ve been having so much fun with it and I had plans to make pictures outside and this happened…
In Kentucky, they say never plant flowers until after Derby for a reason. It was beautiful but only lasted a day.
So now let’s talk about dyeing eggs.
I used water and Easy Marble. Mom blew the insides of the eggs out for me so we could keep the finished decorated eggshells for a long time. She tapped a small hole in each end with a large heavy needle, and then stuck a needle inside and scrambled the egg. Then she blew the egg out into a bowl and made omelets with it.
Then a few drops of Easy Marble are added to the water. See how it just floats on top? You can swirl the colors around a little to get the colors mixed but don’t swirl too much because the paint will start to clump and stick to the needle.
I carefully slipped my egg on a bamboo skewer to control dipping it better.
Then I gave it a good swirl through the paint. Be careful not to let the paint clump up. If you get any on your fingers, it comes off easily with nail polish remover.
I put them on cups to dry. There is probably a better way to do it, but we had cups and bamboo skewers in the cabinet so that was easy.
I really don’t think you could make two alike if you tried!
Cleanup is easy too! You can change colors in the water by using a paper towel to lift the color right off the top. When I was ready to clean up I used a paper towel to lift the color off, and then wiped the inside of the bowl with rubbing alcohol. I didn’t have any drips on the table either. When the eggs are dry, drain the water out of them. You can even go back and dip them a second time if you like. It was the most fun I have ever had dyeing eggs! My plan now is to take the eggs downtown the week of Easter and hide them for people to find.
In other news this month, I checked off an item on my bucket list and saw one of my favorite musicians in concert, Dan Zanes. He’s a Grammy award winning folk and family musician, and friends with my Mom. I got to meet him after the show. If you have kids, look him up. They’d love him.
I didn’t think of it in time but I really wanted to make him an elephant. So when I got home I borrowed Mom’s olive wood needles and knit one up.
I really love these needles. The joins are so smooth and they feel so good in my hands. I’ve used lots of different needles over my 11 years knitting. These are outstanding!
I’m still using the knitting machine too! My new goal is to learn how to knit flat on it, so I’m trying to learn more about that.
Next month I want to focus on some Mother’s day ideas. I think a cute jewelery item would be fun, and I’ve had a couple of ideas for using the easy marble again. And hopefully next month it will really be Spring and no more snow!
Cee Cee Creech is growing up in a home full of creativity. Mom BeLinda loves making things, and Cee Cee loves it too. In 2011, Cee Cee changed their lives when she wanted to knit elephants to comfort the residents of Joplin, MO after a tornado destroyed their town.
This mom/daughter team has raised thousands of dollars, and made/distributed toys for charities all over the world. Today, Cee Cee is a high school student, curious maker, and the teen craft ambassador for Makers’ Mercantile. Follow their adventures on the Craft Corner.