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Tea Stained Eggs Easter DIY

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FARM FRESH KHAKI

CONTRIBUTED BY THISTLEWOOD FARMS

If pastel pinks and blues aren’t your thing, try out these natural-looking, easy Easter eggs.

These eggs are so diverse you can use them year round!

Materials and Tools Needed

  • Eggs
  • Black tea, brewed
  • Brown craft paint
  • Old toothbrush or paint brush
  • Long sewing needle

STEPS
  1. Hollow out your eggs. Using the needle, poke a hole in the large end of the egg and wiggle the needle around to make it bigger. Do the same on the smaller end of the egg, making a slightly larger hole. Break up the yolk using the needle. Place your lips on the large end of the egg, and blow out the insides of the egg. Run a small stream of water through the egg and blow any remaining water out. Repeat as necessary and allow to thoroughly dry.
  2. Make a cup of tea and dip the hollow eggs into it, just as you would with regular egg dye. Let them stand in the tea for a darker color. Remove the eggs when they have achieved the desired color, and allow to dry thoroughly.
  3. Dip a toothbrush into craft paint and lightly tap it onto the egg. Tap most of the paint off your toothbrush before you tap the egg. This allows just a little paint to transfer. Start with just a few speckles – you can always add more later. Remember, the goal is speckles, not polka dots.

Hint

Try using different colors of craft paint.
Use two shades of brown, or add a pop of color.

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