Sunday, January 15, 2012
A Surprising Use for Old Neckties
This past week our preschool co-op made them go along with a lesson on Faberge eggs, but quite honestly, it is a project better suited to older children. (Little hands have a difficult time wrapping the eggs tightly enough.
100% silk scraps (I raided my thrift shop for old neckties. Small prints work best- also ties that aren't terribly faded)
strips of cotton fabric
If you are hollowing out the eggs, do that first by pricking the tops and bottoms of the eggs with a safety pin and twisting the pin around a bit to enlarge the holes. Blow the yolk and albumen out of the eggs into a bowl.
Remove from water, allow to cool and unwrap your eggs. This part is so fun!
Crafting a Green World.