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).


  1. These eggs are extremely beautiful.

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

  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,