To get into the springtime spirit, you can always decorate your house with fresh buds and cute little bunnies. Or to bring some of the outdoors right in to your home, try these DIY robin’s eggs.
- 1 dozen white, hard-boiled eggs
- 1 head red cabbage
- 4 teaspoons white vinegar
- Edible metallic gold paint
- Thick bristle paintbrush or old toothbrush
Chop up the head of red cabbage. Place it into a large pot with five cups of water. Bring the water to a boil and then simmer for about 40 minutes. Allow the cabbage to cool all the way before straining the cabbage out of the dye. Stir in 4 teaspoons of white vinegar.
Place your eggs in a deep baking dish, and pour the dye over the eggs. Make sure each egg is completely submerged and not touching each other. The dye will be a deep purple.
Leave the eggs in the dye for about 90 minutes for a lighter shade of blue, rotating about every 30 minutes. Once you take the eggs out, the color will become darker as it dries. For darker blues, leave the eggs in up to four hours. To get all different shades, take some out as early as one hour, and take a few out every hour until you reach four hours.
Add pretty, gold speckles by laying the eggs on several paper towels. Dip a dry bristle brush or old toothbrush into the paint, then run your finger along the bristles to flick the paint onto the eggs. Let the paint fully dry before splattering the other side of the egg.
Place in a decorative bowl, a group of twigs to look like a nest, or put them around the house to add a touch of color everywhere you look!
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