This is a family tradition we do every year, and I try and come up with a different technique to keep the activity interesting.
I was pretty excited to see this tutorial on Our Best Bites.
I went to our local thrift store and purchased a few 100% silk ties.
As part of the preparation, we removed the linings.
Mr. Cactus tried to be original and wrapped two different tie pieces around one egg. A piece of muslin was then wrapped on the outside.
We were excited for the "unwrapping" to see how they would turn out.
Hmmm...our eggs didn't take on much of the pattern of the tie. Instead they looked like the dye ran.
We aren't sure what we did wrong because the instructions were fairly simple.
We still liked how they look, though!
A little part of the tie pattern shows on several.
I purchased these cute little egg holders on a sale table at our local grocery store for around a dollar.
While waiting for the eggs to boil, and being a curious teenager, Paul tested something he wondered if was truth or fiction.
If you squeeze a raw egg as hard as you can with one hand, it still will not break.