Sunday, 8 April 2012

Delectable Eggs

When I was a child, every Easter we would dye and decorate eggs using onion skins and small leaves foraged from the garden. I have very fond nostalgic memories of this egg crafting. It was a family affair.

For the first time we thought we'd have a go this year.

Step 1
Send kids to forage for small leaves.


Step 2
Peel onions (we only had 6 eschalots, so used the skin off all of them, more would probably be better).


Step 3
Boil onion skins for a bout 15 minutes. As we didn't have so many skins we boiled them in a small pot and used the minimum amount of water required to cover all 6 eggs.

Step 4
Wet eggs and stick damp leaves onto eggs.


Step 5
Get an old stocking and cut into 10cm squares. Wrap the squared around the egg, holding the leaves into place.

Fix the stockings tight using thread.


Step 6
Boil eggs in onion skin water for 10-15 minutes.


Step 7
Remove eggs from boiling water, rinse with cold water, remove stocking and leaves, rinse again.


Step 8
Admire your handy work!




We went a step further and the kids made some chicken baskets.


That's enough crafting for one day, can I have a drink now please?!

This is how they can look of you're a pro (Colour Magic Photography).

3 comments:

  1. These eggs are extremely beautiful.

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  2. Thanks M, and what's more, they were quite easy to make (I feared much worse!), BB

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  3. Hi,
    I'm not at all an arts and crafts kind of person, but your instructions are clear and idea is absolutely brilliant, and I look forward to doing just this next year. Thank you very much for the post!
    Kind regards,
    Daisy

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