Ahavah Ehyeh (ahavah) wrote,
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Easter

We dyed Easter eggs with onion skins, following the directions I found here. I don't use a lot of onions, so we didn't have a whole bunch of skins, but I still like the way they turned out. And so much better for the kids!

Teaser:







We used flowers and grasses wrapped against the eggs, and dyed them in the dye from both red onion skins and yellow onion skins. We also used a technique just wrapping them in the skins, and I think I had a shallot skin thrown in.



The ones wrapped in the skins came out more tie-dyed, while the ones boiled in dye came out more solid, with flowered designs.



Not all the flowers came out well, but a lot of them came out quite nicely.



This is one that was wrapped in the skin of a yellow onion before boiling:



Flower:



A big flower:



Skin-wrapped:



Blade of grass:



Flower:



The kids cracked this one, but Lyz & I took a picture of it anyway since we're juvenile and thought it looked like a cock:



I think this was wrapped in smaller pieces of both a red and yellow skin:



Ivy enjoyed dying them.



Realized we could use the flash.



My kids.

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