Ok, I have seen everyone's success at either dying or painting laces, etc. so I decided to try some myself. I crocheted a few things like the butterflies and a few edgings with white No. 10 cotton and picked up some different white laces on sale. I used some fabric paint from JoAnn's and watered it down quite a bit. Then I wet the lace and painted. I'm not sure if I like the results but I'd say not bad for a first time. And my crocheted items could use another coat.
I will probably let the grandaughters try it with their Easter egg dye. (Or maybe not).