Plant Printed Easter Eggs
Yields1 Serving
Supplies
 Assortment of small, flat flowers, leaves, and plant clippings from your yard
 Knee-high pantyhose, cut in half across (about 4”)
 Scissors
1

Collect an assortment of small, flat flowers, leaves, and plant clippings from your yard.

2

Before placing eggs into dye baths, separate out a chosen amount of undyed eggs.

3

Wet your eggs with water and flatten your plants, flowers, or leaves on one side of an egg.

4

Take the 4” piece(s) of cut pantyhose, and place the egg with the plant, flower, or leaves carefully inside the pantyhose.

5

Pull tight and tie each end to secure the egg inside the pantyhose—the plant matter should be visible through the pantyhose. Reposition the plant matter to the preferred location on the egg.

6

Place the wrapped egg into the chosen dye bath.

7

Follow remaining steps 8-11 from the original recipe.

Alternative Color Options
8

Use brown or blue eggs to play with different colors and color combinations!

Notes
9

Creating dyes with natural materials (plants, vegetables, or flowers) can sometimes be unpredictable. Natural dyes are living dyes and sometimes results will vary.

COLORS:
Yellow onions – peach to rusty orange
Red onions – golden yellow to rusty orange Avocados – pink to red
Beets – pink to burgundy
Coffee grounds – tan to brown
Turmeric – yellow
Tops of carrots – green

Ingredients

Supplies
 Assortment of small, flat flowers, leaves, and plant clippings from your yard
 Knee-high pantyhose, cut in half across (about 4”)
 Scissors

Directions

1

Collect an assortment of small, flat flowers, leaves, and plant clippings from your yard.

2

Before placing eggs into dye baths, separate out a chosen amount of undyed eggs.

3

Wet your eggs with water and flatten your plants, flowers, or leaves on one side of an egg.

4

Take the 4” piece(s) of cut pantyhose, and place the egg with the plant, flower, or leaves carefully inside the pantyhose.

5

Pull tight and tie each end to secure the egg inside the pantyhose—the plant matter should be visible through the pantyhose. Reposition the plant matter to the preferred location on the egg.

6

Place the wrapped egg into the chosen dye bath.

7

Follow remaining steps 8-11 from the original recipe.

Alternative Color Options
8

Use brown or blue eggs to play with different colors and color combinations!

Notes
9

Creating dyes with natural materials (plants, vegetables, or flowers) can sometimes be unpredictable. Natural dyes are living dyes and sometimes results will vary.

COLORS:
Yellow onions – peach to rusty orange
Red onions – golden yellow to rusty orange Avocados – pink to red
Beets – pink to burgundy
Coffee grounds – tan to brown
Turmeric – yellow
Tops of carrots – green

Plant Printed Easter Eggs

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