Nature Print Eggs

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Many years ago, on a bright spring day, I was at a client’s house when I noticed this beautiful bowl of dyed eggs. I admired the eggs and I was told that they had used this method of decorating when they were growing up in Korea and they wanted to bring some of the beauty of their homeland with them. I enjoyed doing this activity with my daughter, her cousins and friends over many years. You may be surprised at how much your children enjoy making their own nature print eggs.

Nature Print Eggs

Target Skills:                   

Fine Motor

Making Observations

Nature Science

Nature Print EggsMaterials:

Eggs

Vegetable Dye (Instructions below)

Pantyhose or cheese cloth

Ties or rubber bands

Plant/flower cuttings

 

Instructions:

Either boil the eggs or blow the egg out. If you blow the eggs rather than boil them, the eggs will be more fragile but will last much longer. Collect flowers, leaves, berries, etc. Cut out square pieces of pantyhose or cheese cloth. Prepare the vegetable dye and put into bowls. Take the plant cutting and place them on the eggs. Here is the tricky part: While holding the plant pieces onto the eggs, wrap the pantyhose or cheesecloth firmly around the egg. Tie closed with the twisty ties or rubber bands.

 

Nature Eggs 4Dip into the dye and let sit for a few minutes – the longer they sit, the deeper the color. Take out of the dye and allow to dry.

 

 

Nature Print Eggs

Take out of the dye and allow to dry. If you saved your egg carton this makes a good drying rack. When they are dry release them from their cloth bondage and enjoy.

 

 

Vegetable Dye:

Yellow: I used 1 Tablespoon of turmeric to 2 cups boiling water.

Bluish/Purple: Boil purple cabbage, let sit, strain liquid and use as dye.

Purplish/Red: Boil red onions, I let mine sit overnight to get a deeper color.

Nature Print Eggs

 Enjoy your Nature Print Eggs and treasure the time connecting with others through art, nature and creativity. This project is one to do over and over again throughout the years. 

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Nature Print Eggs

12 Comments





  1. How great these eggs are! Thanks for allowing me to share in my Easter roundup 🙂

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  2. This is a nice way to decorate eggs! Thanks for linking up to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party. I have pinned your post to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Board.

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    1. Thanks for hosting the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party!

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  3. Very pretty & fun! I love ways to naturally color eggs. Found you on Welcome Party Wednesday!

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