Tie-dyed Eggs

Eggs are symbolic of the new life that comes with spring. We may all be familiar with the exchange of chocolate eggs at Easter but traditionally real eggs were given as gifts. These would be blown or boiled, dyed or carefully painted and used as decorations during Eastertide.
Making Tie-dyed Eggs is just one activity of many in Making the Children’s Year, a book of seasonal craft projects for all ages.

Tip: If you use onion skins to dye your eggs why not drop some bits of wool or cotton into the saucepan too and use these to hang your eggs. Both red and white onion skins will give a lovely colour to natural fibres.

For more creative seasonal activities for the family look to our series.