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Cheesecloth Eggs


Try this clever technique; wrap eggs tightly in cheesecloth and then color as usual with a dark egg dye. You'll be amazed at the intricate and beautiful designs the cheesecloth leaves behind.


  • Eggs
  • Dark egg dye
  • Cheesecloth


  1. You will need one package of cheesecloth, which can be purchased either at a grocery store or craft store. Cut a square big enough so that the whole piece can be twist-tied together, completely encasing the egg. Make sure to pull the cloth tight enough so that the weave opens up to make a distinct pattern.
  2. Then using either commercial or homemade dye, color the egg for just a few minutes, remove and dry on paper towels.
  3. Wait until egg is completely dry to unwrap.

Darker dyes show up the best.


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