Happy Easter – Alternative Egg Coloring

I’m always looking for alternative egg coloring options for Easter eggs. This year, my mum sent me this awesome video about coloring eggs with silk neckties so we just HAD to try it. I have to say, it was much easier, a lot cleaner, and the result is AWESOME.

Ingredients and Supplies

a dozen WHITE eggs
6 neckties – silk and the more colorful/brighter, the better
white cotton (we used muslin scraps from other projects)
4 c. water
1/4 c. white vinegar

Here’s the awesome video from the SALT project that gives the detailed directions.

Supplies and Ingredients


Make sure you get everything together before you start – have 12 squares cut from the neckties (large enough to cover an egg) and 12 squares cut from the muslin.

Wrap the Egg and secure
Wrap a square of silk necktie around an egg and tie the top with string.


Even a kid can do it
Then wrap the string around the egg to hold it in place.

Wrap the egg in the white cotton square and secure it with some more string (or a rubber band). Set it carefully in the pot of water and vinegar. We were able to do this together as a family 🙂 We only lost one egg!

Wrap in Muslin and Drop in the pot
All set in the pot of water and vinegar!

Bring the water to a boil and then let simmer for 30 minutes. Remove from heat and unwrap your eggs!

Colorful eggs!

Our eggs turned out awesome! No dye on our fingers and plenty of pretty colors!!!

And if this project isn’t enough to make your easter special, how about a mug of bunny….our newest family member…

Bunny in a mug