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How to Decorate Easter Eggs

Easter Eggs

This Easter, try an old-fashioned fun way to dye Easter eggs. Using onion skins, you can create a natural dye for your eggs. Thanks, Mother Nature!

What You'll Need:

Cheesecloth

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Ruler

Blunt scissors

One dozen eggs

Leafy herbs, such as parsley or coriander

Assorted onion skins (red, brown, white, yellow)

Cotton string

Cut the cheesecloth into 6-inch squares. Take an egg in your hand and place an herb on the egg. Holding the herb in place, wrap a large onion skin around the egg.

Place more herbs around the egg and wrap another onion skin around it. Place the covered egg on a square of cheesecloth. Tightly wrap the cheesecloth around the egg. Tie it closed with a piece of cotton string.

Repeat the process to make more eggs.

Have an adult help you boil the eggs in water for 20 to 30 minutes. Take the eggs out of the water and allow them to cool.

Unwrap the eggs and display them in baskets or egg holders.

If you don't have egg holders (or even if you do), you can make your own out of construction paper. Go to the next page to discover how to create cute baby chicks that will hold your Easter eggs.

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