Red Easter Eggs
- 12 medium
- tablet of red dye or red food coloring
- glitter & glue
- crosses made from stickers
- 8 - 12 small
- yellow onion skins
- white vinegar
ALL NATURAL RED DYED EGGS
How to Make Red Easter Eggs
- 1Boil your eggs, cool and place in refrigerator. Get your dyes ready and anything you are going to decorate with. You can also color them naturally which will give you more of a dark maroon color to the egg. You can wrap the skins of the onion around the eggs or just drop them down in with the onion skins already in the water and get the same color. When I make some naturally colored red I will update.
- 2The story of Mary Magdalene being the first person to see Jesus after his death is such a great honor. The history behind these red eggs and all the paintings I saw from hundreds of years ago are just fascinating stories of Easter Orthodox history and tradition. Here is a condensed version of two of the stories about Mary that you may also like to read. psalterstudies.wordpress.com/...eggs
This photo did not have the details of where it came from but it certainly looks as an older historical painting. Maybe from one of the Orthodox churches is what I am thinking.
- 4"If you choose to decorate Easter eggs this season, paint one red in memory of Mary Magdalene, Christ’s first missionary and apostle to the apostles. Remember Mary, abandoned by the men, weeping at the tomb alone. Consider Mary’s recognition of Christ when he said her name. Honor her singular blessing of being the first to proclaim "Christ is risen." For Christians, this is a time when believers remember that He is risen indeed." ~~~quote from site below.
Read more at Suite101: Mary Magdalene and the Easter Egg | Suite101 suite101.com/...202629#ixzz2PHlkP5Vk
- 5For my Russian Friends:
С праздником Пасхи! Христос воскрес!!!
This wooden cross in this photo and the one above was hand carved and purchased in Russia when I was over there on a mission trip. One side is in English and the other side is in the Slavic-Russian language and says, "He is not here:for He is risen." Matthew 28:6