I saw an article about dyeing eggs using silk ties and just had to try it. After all, my husband’s new work clothes consist of a Hawaiian shirt and khakis, so most of his ties are going bye-bye. I asked him for a couple.
I was stymied by my lack of rubber bands, though my son later produced a large packet of them out of his room (after we were all done).
old white T-shirt
Basically,you simply cut out the silk into a square, then the T-shirt into a larger square.
Wrap these around the egg and secure with a rubber band. Put the eggs in a (nonaluminum) pan and cover with water. Slosh some vinegar in there. (No measurements are given.)
Bring to a boil, simmer for 25 minutes. Let cool and unwrap the eggs.
Presto, change-o. The silk pattern gets transferred.
I would imagine this would work with other silk prints, too…give it a whirl.
My own children were more interested in making these fancy glittery eggs and painting, not the ties. Elyse did score a tie to wear, which she did for the next three days.