Friday, March 29, 2013

Easter Egg Coloring 2013

Jaime and I colored Easter Eggs with Jenny and Aiden last night. It was kind of late when we got started, and Sophia was getting sleepy so we put her to bed. There wasn't much she could have done anyway except watch us.

This year we tried out two new ways to dye eggs. In the future, we probably won't do it this way again. It was messy, and the results were not very impressive. However, the kids loved it, so it was worth it!

The first way we tried was with shaving cream and food coloring. This is something that one of my MOPS friends told me about. Basically, you fill a cookie sheet with shaving cream. Then add drops of food coloring and use a toothpick to swirl the color around in the shaving cream. Then, you roll your egg around in the color swirled area. Once you cover the egg, you let it sit for a few minutes and then wipe off the excess shaving cream. The result is supposed to be an egg with a marbled appearance. Ours didn't turn out that way at all. Basically, they ended up looking the same as eggs dyed with regular egg dye. 

The other ones we tried were from an egg coloring kit that I bought at the store. It was called 24k Eggs. The reason why I didn't like this one was because you didn't actually "dip" the eggs. You painted the color on them. They turned out the way they were supposed to. Except that my kids like to mix the colors, which! ;)

In the future, we will probably just use the plain dye and do it the normal way. Much easier, much less stress, and much less mess! If you look on Pinterest you can find tons of different ways to color Easter Eggs! Who knew there were so many creative people out there? Obviously, I am not one of them! How does your family color Easter Eggs? Do you do it the normal way, or do you do something fancier?

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