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!

pink and green mama

 Happy Birthday Kiddo!

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