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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

* Easy Way To Dye Easter Eggs With Kids That Is Mostly Mess Free!


We recently celebrated my adorable niece's 2nd birthday
with a Cousins-Only Spring Birthday Party.

One of our craftivities was easy egg-dyeing!
"C"s preschool teacher let me know about this little gem
and I WISH I had known about it years ago!


The directions for easy tie-dye eggs come from Family Fun Magazine
Start with hard boiled eggs.

Aunt "D" and I hard-boiled a dozen eggs each
the night before so we would have plenty of blank canvases!


Then, set each child up with a colander over a sink
or, in our case, a shallow pan/dish.

Place one hard-boiled egg in the colander
and splash with some white vinegar.


Add a drop of food coloring.
Then, add another drop from one other color,
and gently swirl the egg around in the colander to distribute the colors. 

Yellow seems to make the best follow up color 
for most eggs if you don't want them to get muddy.


We did have success with a few eggs with drops of red, yellow, and blue 
spread out to make rainbows!


Swirly Girls.


Let the colors sit for a minute to dry,
then rinse the egg in your colander under cool water in the sink. 


Big cousin showing little cousin how it's done...

Repeat for your next egg....
how easy is that?!


They'll tie-dye and come out beautifully 
and no two eggs will be alike!



My sweet hubby helping the girls. 


Wishing you and your family an
Egg-stra fun and Easy Easter!

Fondly,
pink and green mama

 Happy Birthday Kiddo!


11 comments:

The Little List said...

Such a great idea. I've also seen it done with wire whisks. This definitely makes it much less messy. Thanks for the tip.

Jillian said...

The colors are gorgeous. Such a great alternative to the store bought dye!

e.m. said...

Very Cool! Thanks for the information! Have a great holiday!

kitchencounterchronicles said...

Beautiful! We'll be dying our eggs on Friday...this tutorial will help us greatly. Thanks!

Jackie said...

What a great idea, and seems so much easier for little hands! I was planning on holding off eggs this year, but this may make me reconsider!

Tricia Orchard said...

Thanks for the idea. We will be trying this for sure!

Tricia

Jaimee said...

This is such a neat idea! I shared it on my crafty facebook page : )
craft-interrupted.blogspot.com

Jamie @ hands on : as we grow said...

I love this idea! So simple and very hands on with the littlest kids! We just dyed eggs yesterday and I wish we would have tried something like this! Great idea to keep in mind for next year!

I compiled a list of 26 ways to decorate eggs earlier this week - I may have to go back and add this!! :)

Jamie @ hands on : as we grow

Messy Kids said...

This is so easy! I've learned so many different ways to dye eggs recently; I want to do them all! Guess I'll have to let my kids decide. Thank you for sharing!

Rachele @ Messy Kids

mommypants13 said...

I love all these egg decorating ideas that you have! I tie dyed some shirts the other day, eggs are much more seasonal
http://mommypants13.blogspot.com

Messy Kids said...

Thank you for sharing this idea. I'm also sharing it this week on my weekly Do Something!

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