Learn how to easily dye Easter eggs using scraps of silk from neckties, scarves, and old clothing. That’s all it takes is silk fabric, water, and white vinegar to create beautiful silk-dyed Easter eggs. I also provide an egg-free Easter coloring alternative for those with kids who are allergic to eggs. Have fun!ggs. Have fun!
If your child has an egg allergy, consider purchasing these special plastic eggs to color just like real eggs!
What Not to Do:
First, allow me to go over you should not do. To make these silk dyed Easter eggs, it is recommended to use a nonreactive pan which means only ceramic, enamel, or stainless steel. Nonreactive cookware prevents metal from leaching into the food you cook when using acidic ingredients such as tomatoes, citrus, and vinegar. I wasn’t sure whether the suggestion to use non-reactive cookware in this recipe was to prevent metal from leaching into the eggs or if reactive cookware prevents the transferring of ink from the fabric onto the eggs. So, the chemist hidden in me wanted to know if this recipe would work if I used a non-stick saucepan, boiling only for the minimum recommended amount of time of 20 minutes. In addition, all of the recipes I could find does not specify the amount of time for cooling.
Meanwhile, the 20 minutes boiling time and 5 minutes cooling in the refrigerator, using a bland-colored silk fabric did not result in much as you can see:
I used this fabric:
So, follow the below instructions to the letter and only use bright-colored fabrics. Enjoy your Easter!