I found a fun way to do Easter eggs this year to create fun patterns with no mess: tie-dyed eggs. Sounds messy, right?
All I needed was an old silk tie (everyone has one of those, right?!? If not, you can usually get them at the thrift store for a buck!), scissors to cut the tie, some old socks (three, to be exact), rubber bands (I used 12 – one for each egg), hard-boiled eggs (I used a dozen), and a large pan filled with water and a bit of vinegar (about four Tablespoons or so):
You cut a piece of the tie big enough to wrap around the egg, wrap it:
Stick it in the sock, and keep it in place with a rubber band:
Repeat, using the same sock until there’s no more room. Place in pan filled with water and a bit of vinegar and heat on high until boiling:
Turn heat down and simmer for 20 minutes. Cool completely (I used cold water for 5 minutes), and undo. Rub with a little vegetable oil and make them really shine!
When trying to explain to people that it’s tie-dyed, bring a tutorial. They’ll totally not get it.