Dyed Wooden Blocks
- Unfinished Wooden Material
- Container (to soak)
- Heavy Glass Object (to weigh them down)
- Color Dye
- Metal Spoon
- Submerge the Wooden Object (Ex. bowls, acorns, coins, blocks, family pegs, barrels, eggs, etc.) You want to submerge them just enough to cover the top, about half an inch.
- Once you have measured the amount of water you need, remove the wooden object, and add 10-12 drops of color dye. For the red, add crimson to help achieve a rich red color. For purple, rather than mixing red and blue, find a pure purple color dye and add two drops of blue to help enrich the color.
- Insert the wooden material and weigh it down with a glass object.
- After 20 minutes, check your material. You can leave it in longer for a deeper color if you wish.
- You can use a strainer, tongs or gloves to remove the item. Set it standing upright on a paper towel and let dry overnight.
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