by Jo Cullumbine of greensprings0
The whole family is coming for Easter Brunch along with our extended family. It is snowing right now so I hope it clears up by Sunday for our annual Easter Egg Treasure Hunt. My daughter will be bring her organic chicken and duck eggs, which we will dye with pieces of old silk ties. It is super easy and so eco-friendly. I use old silk ties that my husband no longer wears and cut a piece of the tie big enough to wrap around the egg. You can find silk ties at thrift stores or the Free Box.
Then cover the egg with a piece of cotton material. I use cut up old sheets. Once all the fabric is wrapped around the eggs I secure with a twist tie and place them in a pan full of cold water with a heaping tablespoon of vinegar and boil as usual. When you remove the fabric you will be left with beautiful unique colored and patterned eggs. Try it; the kids love it! I got this idea from an old Martha Stewart Magazine.
Then, we have a treasure hunt with lots of clues and my husband hides the eggs in our woods (we rope off an area). The golden egg which we make from a yellow or gold tie will be well hidden as usual so the adults can have fun helping the little ones search. I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday!