Monday, March 28, 2016

Kitchen Chemistry: Exploring Density with Eggs!

Now that Easter is over, what are we going to do with all of these eggs?!

Easter lends itself to a lot of wonderful traditions with our families. First, we spend time coming up with new and unusual ways of dyeing them, like these silk tie dyed eggs we make every year! But once we're done with the dyeing, the painting, the Easter Egg hunting, and the festivities... what's left? We've got all these eggs lying around, surely we can put them to some use?

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Silk Tie Eggs and Easter Egg Chemistry!

Exploring the chemistry of Easter Eggs, with silk ties and egg dyes! 

Image Credit: NBC Channel 12, Arizona Midday, Republic Media

We took this project to the studios of NBC Channel 12, and demonstrated them on Arizona Midday! 

Easter is right around the corner and like so many other families, we're in the midst of figuring out how we're going to get creative with our favorite Easter tradition - Egg dyeing!

For the last few years, we've taken a new twist to this Easter tradition and have begun dyeing our eggs not with boxed dyes, but with silk ties! The process is surprisingly simple and the results are absolutely stunning. The best part is, you only need a few basic ingredients, starting of course, with the ties!