I thought it would be fun to use the leftover egg dye to color some pistachio shells. My kids got in on the dyeing and colored some pistachio shells and pasta as well. We discovered that the pistachio shells absorb more color when they are left to soak for a few hours. Dyeing pasta, however, requires only a few minutes. One should avoid leaving pasta in the dye for too long or it may turn to mush (as some of ours did).
We let the dyed shells and pasta dry overnight. Today the gluing can begin! We are planning to make flower pictures (to frame with twigs) and floral napkin rings. Other creations may arise spontaneously as we go along. These projects can be cheerful additions to our spring decor and might become gifts for Mother's Day and/or May Day. I intend to post our results as part 2 tomorrow.
Starting to arrange some pieces (pre-glue)
Are you planning to do any spring projects this month?