Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Earth Day Easter Eggs

This year, Earth Day and Easter fell so close together, that I decided to combine them for my class by making naturally died Easter eggs.  Here is what we did:

 

1.)  Cut old t-shirts into fabric scraps (REUSE)

Making easter eggs with natural dies from onion skins - great Earth Day and Easter link. Raki's Rad Resources

 

2.)  Collect natural items from the garden: leaves, grass, flowers etc.

3.)  Peel a few onions.  Place the onion peels on top of the fabric scraps.  Then add the natural items on top of the onion peels.

 Making easter eggs with natural dies from onion skins - great Earth Day and Easter link. Raki's Rad Resources

4.)  Add a RAW, WHITE egg to the pile.

Making easter eggs with natural dies from onion skins - great Earth Day and Easter link. Raki's Rad Resources

Making easter eggs with natural dies from onion skins - great Earth Day and Easter link. Raki's Rad Resources

5.)  Wrap the fabric up into a satchel and tie with a string or rubber band.

Making easter eggs with natural dies from onion skins - great Earth Day and Easter link. Raki's Rad Resources

6.)  Place the eggs into a pot, cover with water and boil for for 5 – 10 minutes.

 

Making easter eggs with natural dies from onion skins - great Earth Day and Easter link. Raki's Rad Resources

7.)  Remove from heat, drain water and cool.

8.)  When the eggs have cooled, remove the cloth.  Throw away or compost your onion peels, grass, leaves etc.  Keep the rags to use for cleaning.  Allow eggs to dry.

Making easter eggs with natural dies from onion skins - great Earth Day and Easter link. Raki's Rad Resources 

Making easter eggs with natural dies from onion skins - great Earth Day and Easter link. Raki's Rad Resources

 

The onion skins will die the eggs shades of brown.  Depending on the natural items your students choose, they may also get some green die from the plants or a variety of colors from flower petals.

Happy Earth Day!

Happy belated Easter!

Heidi Raki of Raki's Rad Resources