As herbalists, we are naturally intrigued by all plants – for their historical use as traditional medicine, but also for art and creativity. We mark the passage of time with the growing and blooming of the plants we love, and with spring in our midst, we feel the natural urge to be more creative and to brighten up our homes. One such way is using plants as a natural dye. It’s a lovely activity for the Easter holiday, as traditionally eggs were decorated and hung on tree branches to symbolize the fertility of the spring season. It’s also a fun, anytime activity to do with children to celebrate spring!
MATERIALS & INGREDIENTS
- 5-10 containers, glass or plastic to use as vessels for plant dye
- Small saucepan
- Cookie rack
- White Eggs: In order to get a clear sense of the dye colors, white eggs will be…
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