Easter is coming! Colored Easter eggs are an integral part of the Easter celebration. Dyeing eggs is an old and beautiful custom – to hide the eggs and seek to decorate the apartment in the time before Easter with colorful Easter eggs and of course to eat these too , Of course you can also buy Easter eggs from the supermarket, but it’s much more fun to make them yourself and decorate them creatively. Therefore, we have selected some tips and tricks for you, so that you can dye natural eggs and decorate them imaginatively!
Coloring eggs without artificial substances
If you are allergic to artificial colors, you can dye the eggs with natural materials. Although these dyes are not as effective and are free of side effects. Many plants from nature, such as Vegetables, herbs and some types of tea, even from their own garden, can be used without worrying about coloring. In the pharmacy such are also vorhanden.Semche plants from the garden are really well suited for the Easter Festival! However, it is recommended that the eggs are always cleaned with vinegar water before dyeing so that they absorb the color as well as possible. Another trick – Eggs from free-range chickens have thicker shells and are better for dyeing without breaking in cooking.
Decorating techniques are available in different styles and forms depending on your taste. Colorful or simple, with or without jewelry. Here are some ideas for you! Let yourself be inspired!
You can first distribute the paint with a plastic glove and let the cooked warm egg roll in it. Then dry the egg and repeat for a while until the desired color intensity is achieved. There is also the s.g. Winding technique, i. The egg is wrapped in onion skins, wrapped in a piece of cloth and then placed in the dye bath. Then the stocking must be removed, but only if the egg has dried completely. In the same way, you can also glue leaf motifs on the egg: simply lay a leaf on the egg. Then tighten a stocking over the egg again so that the leaf is fixed in the right place and then put into the dyebath. Only carefully remove the stocking when the egg is dry.
For this interesting technique, you need eggs with a thicker shell that you can stain vigorously. As soon as the paint has dried, use a small knife or a blade to scrape the jewelry into the bowl.
The paint is sprayed with a brush through a tea strainer on the egg. Again, you have the option to apply after drying several colors.
Eggs decorated with onion
Dye eggs with rice
In this way you can decorate eggs with all kinds of motives and ornaments. Also stickers, watercolors, confetti, travel eggs and others. can be used. Let your creativity run free and spend funny moments dyeing eggs!
Symbolic meaning of egg colors
Do you know that every color has its own meaning? Depending on the meaning and symbolism of the egg colors, you can give them to someone you want to say or wish something for Easter!
Red – power, love, joie de vivre, vitality, warmth, cult and offering. The red color has in many countries for the eggs a special meaning, because it is reminiscent of, among other things, the death of Jesus on the cross and is considered the color of life. In some countries there is a custom of coloring the first egg in red and rubbing the cheeks of the children so that they stay healthy all year round.
Green: hope, new beginning, happiness, contentment, youth and innocence, peace, harmony.
Blue: misfortune and cold.
Gold: Splendor or the Divine and Magical in the History of Jesus.
Yellow: light, sun, hope for improvement and good times
Orange: strength, strength, endurance and ambition.
White: purity, innocence.
If you combine the exact meaning of the colors with the symbols of the decoration techniques, the end effect could really be unique and unique, so that your Easter celebration at home brings joy among the Failien members!