Maria Provenzano and Ken Wingard are giving you two different ways to decorate Easter eggs without using dye.

Materials for No Dye Easter Eggs

  • Plastic egg mold; I like using the ones that are for candy making
  • 3 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • Spatula
  • Food coloring
  • 1 egg white
  • Large bowl
  • Baking sheet
  • Parchment paper
  • Spoon
  • Royal icing
  • Piping bag
  • Easter decorations to fill the eggs, optional to use candy as well

Materials for Silk Tie Dyed Eggs

  • Eggs
  • 100% Silk Ties
  • White Cloth
  • Zip ties or rubber band
  • Water
  • ¼ c Vinegar

Directions for No Dye Eggs

1. Mix the sugars together in a large bowl
2. Whisk the egg in a separate bowl, mix until slightly foamy; if you want to color the large sugar egg, add some food coloring to the egg white before mixing it with the sugar
3. Use the spatula or your hands to mix everything together
4. It should feel like wet sand and be able to hold its shape when squeezed; if it still isn't packing well, you can add a little bit of water to the mix
5. Pour the sugar into the mold and use your hand to press the sugar into the hold until it is packed firmly
6. Place the baking sheet covered with parchment paper over the egg and flip it over so that the egg shape in on the baking sheet without the mold
7. Allow the egg to set up for a few hours
8. Scoop out some of the front of the egg; only one side
9. Let set overnight to harden completely; the timing will vary based on how large your egg is; you can also place this in a 200 degree Fahrenheit oven for about 15 minutes to expedite the process
10. Once the egg is hardened completely, mix up the royal icing and use it as the glue to attach the two egg shapes together
11. Use the royal icing to decorate the egg
12. Add additional candy or Easter decorations.

Directions for Silk Tie Dyed Eggs

1. Deconstruct tie by removing lining, leaving just the silk.
2. Cut a piece big enough to wrap around egg and wrap around egg making sure the print side is against egg.
3. Tie in place
4. Cut a piece of white cloth big enough to wrap around egg, wrap over silk and tie in place.
5. Repeat above steps for additional eggs.
6. Once eggs are wrapped, place them in a pot and cover with water. Add ¼ c of vinegar. Bring to a boil and let simmer for about 20 mins.
7. After 20 mins, remove from water with tongs and let cool
8. Last but not least, remove material from egg and enjoy all the beautiful designs!

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