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The experiment: Dyeing Easter Eggs #1

Hey guys,

I don’t know about you, but in my family we have the tradition to dye Easter eggs on Thursday only. Usually my grandmother (baba) does them as she enjoys it very much, and I’m happy to watch her just buzzing around! Even now, when I’m thousands miles away from home and baba, I decided to keep the tradition alive and maybe even experiment a little bit! I googled some interesting techniques to dye eggs and there were a few that particularly caught my eye. I’m planning to split the post in two parts – one for today and one for tomorrow (which you can find here), and show you the results of my dyeing adventure!

I really, really wanted to make some pretty eggs, and decided that dyeing with shaving cream/foam would help me reach my goal. I mean look at this, how can you not fall in love with it?? (picture taken from the internet) shaving-cream-dyed-easter-eggsI’ve done my research, stoked up with some shaving foam bottles and prepared to get the job done! I followed every instruction precisely and if you keep reading, you’ll see my results down below.

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First, I put some transparent wrapping foil over my plate, so I don’t make it messier than already expected. Then I got some food colouring and let the magic happen. I added different colours to make it as pretty as possible!

Then I hopped my egg in and then waited to see the results.

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I tried with several eggs and the result was… well, disappointing is a too mild word to describe. None of the eggs got ANY colour what so ever, not to mention the beautiful marble patterns I was hoping for. Only one of them got… something. I’ve also tried with egg colorants instead of food ones.. same result if not worse. IMG_3239

If you’ve tried a technique like that, I’d be happy to share with me some how to make it properly. I’m going back to the kitchen to try again and hope for better results! I’ll update if anything changes. If you’d like to see my next dying experiment, please click here. Bye x

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28 Comments

  • Reply BeaFreitas

    You know, I’ve never dyed eggs before! Great try though, great post too!

    April 13, 2017 at 5:25 pm
    • Reply Siyana

      Aw thank you, the next ones are way more successful but I really wanted the technique for these to work out ๐Ÿ™

      April 13, 2017 at 5:40 pm
  • Reply Gluecksgeist

    Oh I am sorry that it didn’t work out like you wanted, although I think the egg looks really good! I used to colour eggs with my mum when I was little. It always was the best thing ever.

    April 13, 2017 at 5:26 pm
    • Reply Siyana

      I’m sorry too, but the next ones were way more successful (different technique though). Don’t you dye eggs anymore? x

      April 13, 2017 at 5:41 pm
      • Reply Gluecksgeist

        Oh I’m glad to hear that ๐Ÿ™‚ not anymore… I always want to but then I just forget

        April 13, 2017 at 5:50 pm
  • Reply beautyboxsubscriptionreview

    So pretty ๐Ÿ˜ I want to try that

    April 13, 2017 at 5:36 pm
    • Reply Siyana

      Definitely let me know how it goes!

      April 13, 2017 at 5:41 pm
  • Reply Azra

    I really thought it would work out. But even it didn’t work out amazingly egg still looks nice. xx

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    April 13, 2017 at 5:53 pm
    • Reply Siyana

      Thank you for the support, Azra! <3

      April 13, 2017 at 6:00 pm
  • Reply Kali Borovic

    I think the eggs look great! xx.

    April 13, 2017 at 6:46 pm
    • Reply Siyana

      Thank yoou! xx

      April 13, 2017 at 6:58 pm
  • Reply mylilsliceoflife

    The egg doesn’t look bad, but I complete understand the fact that you feel disappointed because it wasn’t the result you were hoping for & start asking yourself, “what did I do wrong?” At least you’re willing to keep trying. The last time I dyed Easter eggs I think I was like 16 maybe…I’m 41 now. LOL!! Happy Easter!!

    April 13, 2017 at 8:08 pm
    • Reply Siyana

      Yeah exactly, and I kind of get jealous of the people who actually got the right results ๐Ÿ™ You should definitely try dyeing some eggs this year haha! Happy Easter to you too!

      April 13, 2017 at 8:12 pm
  • Reply V.O.L

    I wish my family proper celebrated Easter. This looks so cool!

    April 13, 2017 at 8:48 pm
    • Reply Siyana

      You can always take the initiative and make the spirit festive! x

      April 13, 2017 at 8:52 pm
      • Reply V.O.L

        True babe! I’ll give it a try ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿฟ

        April 13, 2017 at 9:10 pm
  • Reply AlifyaLifestyle

    These look so cool!!

    April 13, 2017 at 9:27 pm
  • Reply Danielle

    I actually really like it! I think I’ll be giving this a try xxx

    April 14, 2017 at 8:45 am
    • Reply Siyana

      Let me know how it goes x

      April 14, 2017 at 11:26 am
  • Reply Rachel Alexandra

    Hi! I just wanted to let you know that I nominated your blog for the Versatile Blogger Award (More info here: https://rachelalexandrablog.wordpress.com/2017/04/14/versatile-blogger-award/). You have a lot of great content–keep it up!

    April 14, 2017 at 11:37 am
    • Reply Siyana

      Aw thank you love, that’s so exciting! I’ll do it these days xx

      April 14, 2017 at 12:22 pm
  • Reply The experiment: Dyeing Easter Eggs #2 | Brush and needle

    […] If you are here, then you’ve probably read my first part of the dyeing Easter eggs experiment, but if not, you can find it here. […]

    April 14, 2017 at 8:24 pm
  • Reply Avant-garde

    Lovely post! Right on time ๐Ÿ™‚
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    April 15, 2017 at 11:10 am
  • Reply Bรฉline Ocรฉane

    It’s a shame you werent as pleased with them but it’s certainly a fun thing to do for Easter, regardless of how it turns outโค๏ธ๐Ÿ˜Œ Instead of the foam, I would put the dye in cotton wool and wrap the egg in the cotton wool and wait for a bit ๐Ÿณ some people put oil over the egg at the end to make it look shiny๐Ÿ’›

    April 15, 2017 at 12:15 pm
    • Reply Siyana

      Haha definitely I’ll check that idea, and I’d hope to turn out better <3

      April 15, 2017 at 1:03 pm
  • Reply Tabi Bee

    It’s a shame they didn’t turn out how you wanted them too- but it’s still such a good idea!! I’m going to check out the other post about this experiment xx ๐Ÿ˜‰

    April 17, 2017 at 4:23 pm
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