1. Get some white glue, a paintbrush, a half metre of stretch lace, elastics, some hard-boiled eggs, white vinegar and food colouring.
2. Cut enough stretch lace to fit around the egg. Dip the lace into the glue, squeeze out the excess, wrap the lace around the egg and secure with an elastic (a Rainbow Loom elastic works well if your kids will let you have one!). Dry completely.
3. On the day of the event, prepare dye baths by dropping 10 to 20 drops of food colouring into a 1/2 cup of boiling water mixed with 1 tsp of white vinegar. Dip the eggs into the coloured mixture. The longer they stay in, the deeper the hue. Remove the lace. Ta-da!
A version of this article appeared in our April 2014 issue with the headline “The Mad Hatter Easter picnic: Lace-dyed Easter eggs,” p. 70.