Monday, March 15

Colored Wooden Eggs


This weekend we dyed wooden eggs. I have seen the beautiful colored wooden eggs on Etsy and really wanted to see if we could make our own.




Using Rit dye from the craft store, I used 2 cups of hot water and about 1/2 a packet of powder dye. Once it was mixed and dissolved we floated the egg, turning it and drizzling water on top of it. Within a minute or two the desired color was reached and the egg was removed to dry.





We have used them in circle for a bird egg finger play we are learning this month and my daughters have been using them for "Easter" play.

13 comments:

CHILDHOOD MAGIC said...

ooh!! I like these. Wonderful.

Jaimie said...

I love them. Where did you get the plain wooden eggs?

MaryAnne said...

What a cool idea!

Abigail said...

I too would like to know where you got the plain wooden eggs!

Jenn said...

What a great ides! Where did you get the wooden eggs? I've started a McKlinky party called Tot Tuedays & I hope you'll stop by & share this one:
http://delicious-ambiguity-nennyk.blogspot.com/2010/03/first-ever-tot-tuesdays-mcklinky-party.html
Cheers,
Jenn

angelina said...

IVE HAD eggs on the brain. i made felt ones. love these wooden ones!

Amy said...

These wooden eggs came from Michael's craft store. I have seen them at different craft/fabric stores, like JoAnn's for example. They are just unfinished wooden eggs, so anywhere you might find unfinished wooden pieces.

Amy said...

Thanks for the idea. They're beautiful!

Joyful Learner said...

I've seen the wooden eggs at Michaels but I had no idea how beautiful they would come out when dyed!

Jenny said...

These are really neat!

SkylarKD said...

Beautiful! So nice that they'll last for many years, too.

allison said...

I made these today, and they look lovely! Any concerns about the dye coming off on your hands once these are dry?

Elizabeth said...

Love these and we are heading to my in-laws where there is a Joanns. Hopefully I can find wooden eggs. Thanks for sharing.