On one of the main Orthodox holidays, many people want to surprise their relatives and guests. There are many affordable and inexpensive ways to do this. One of them may be unusual coloration of eggs.
Easter egg painting is a family activity, with children painting and decorating eggs using all kinds of frivolous patterns and color combinations. This process creates a sense of celebration. A family tradition that has been passed down from generation to generation.
Looking for something new for this Easter to replace the typical Easter egg coloring?
For such staining, it is not necessary to run to the store. Many houses have pieces of lace, mesh fabrics, you can use ordinary cotton threads or yarn. The texture of the patterned hosiery or fabric will allow you to create interesting patterns, and there will definitely be those who will ask how you did it!
Preparatory work for staining
Boil the eggs hard-boiled and let them cool. How many eggs you cook is up to you, but don't boil more than you can color in one go.
Find a suitable workspace for your eggs. While the dye will most likely not stain countertops or floors, it is best to keep your work area safe by covering the area with newspaper or find a work area you don't mind getting dirty.
Mix the colorant according to the directions on the packaging in the bowls. If you need hot water, wait until it cools down.
Cut out hosiery or fabric squares from about 12.5-15 cm in size. Make sure the eggs will fit in these squares, leaving allowances at the ends so you can tie them all together with an elastic band. If you are using pantyhose, cut the tube 12.5 cm long, then tie each end.
Place the already boiled and chilled egg in the middle of the cloth and collect the excess on top. Tie the fabric with an elastic band so that the fabric is snug.
Dip the egg in the dye. Hold the excess cloth on the outside of the paint container. Leave the egg in the dye until the color passes through the hosiery.
Take out the eggs. Blot gently with paper towels. Leave on a paper towel or in an empty cardboard box while drying. Leave the fabric in the same condition without damaging or dislodging the lace pattern during the drying process.
Once the paint is dry, cut off the gum, freeing the egg from the material. Remove excess paint, but be careful not to ruin your drawing.
Take a piece of cotton or cheesecloth and rub each testicle well with vegetable oil. Enjoy the result.