Last year I stumbled on this incredible way to dye Easter eggs and it blows away the ol' PAAS box version. It's not for the faint of heart. It takes a while and at least one trip to Goodwill or raiding your dad's closet for old ties but so worth it. Old scarves, boxers, ties, anything 100% silk will work and the brighter and darker the silk, the better the eggs turn out.
Step 1. Gather (buy, steal...) silk ties, scarves, boxers, etc... you'll need to unravel the seams and spread out the silk.
Step 2. Cut the silk into squares and wrap them INSIDE OUT around the eggs as tight as you can without crushing them. Secure with a twistie or kitchen twine.
Step 3. Cut 100% white cotton (sheet, pillow case, cheese cloth) into squares and wrap each egg again and secure tightly.
Step 4. Gently place eggs in one layer standing up in a pot, cover with water plus a 1/2 inch, add 1/4 cup white vinegar. Bring to a boil then lower to a simmer and cook for 20-25 minutes.
Step 5. Take eggs out gently and set on paper towels to cool.
Step 6. The Unveil! Unwrap the eggs and pat dry with a paper towel. Rub with vegetable oil to make them shiny and the colors come alive.
The Easter Bunny would be proud! :) I know we were!