How To Dye Easter Eggs Using Silk Scarves

This is not just an easy way to color Easter eggs. These eggs are beautiful! How often do the two things go hand in hand? With Easter just around the corner, this video is just in time for your egg decorating party. Now is the perfect opportunity to get rid of some of those old silk ties or scarves you have hiding in the back of your closet or dresser. Maybe they were a gift. Maybe you bought them on a whim and they didn’t work out. And now you feel bad about it and don’t want to be wasteful, so there they sit collecting dust. Well now they will have a purpose. They will help make a perfect Easter egg! If you don’t have any silk on hand, you could go to a local fabric store and buy remnants from the bargain bin!

I did a little bit of research to see if you can eat eggs that are dyed using color from silk. And while there are a lot of people who say they eat them every year and they are okay to consume, there is a website that quotes someone from the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition through the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Jeannine Ertter-Prego, Consumer Affairs Specialist, promptly replied with, “There are colors that are approved for coloring eggs. Fabric dyes are not considered approved for this use. I can not recommend using this method for coloring eggs.” Personally I would go with her advice and not eat them, which means no silk dyed deviled eggs this Easter. There are wooden eggs you can purchase and use this method on as well. That way you can have beautiful eggs to keep thorough the years and not have to worry about anyone eating them.

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