Wear protective gloves and mix the egg dyes according to the instructions on the package with water and vinegar, each in their own cup.
Cut a pair of nylon tights into suitably sized pieces for each egg.
Using hard-boiled eggs, place a leaf or flower right up against the egg. Hold the plant in place and slide the cut piece of nylon tights around the egg. Secure it in place with a rubber band or a clip on the back.
Dip the egg in the dye. Let the egg soak in dye for 4 to 6 minutes if you want a vibrant colour. For a lighter shade, 10 to 15 seconds will do.
Remove the nylon tights and the plant, and let the egg dry.
Eggs in every colour of the rainbow are an Easter essential! You can use food colouring to dye drained eggs, and hard-boiled eggs that you will serve with your Easter meal. Pick a few flowers and leaves and use egg dye to create pretty plant designs on your eggs. We used ivy and ferns. You can also try dipping the egg in a series of different dyes, or combine different colours in a single cup for a slightly more muddled result.