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We had so much fun dyeing our Easter Eggs this weekend -
I know it's a bit late but I just had to share.
Melted Crayon Egg Decorating
The Lil Divas LOVED decorating this way!
Just look at those hard at work faces below :)
What You Need:
HOT Hardboiled Eggs
This was SUPER EASY!
If you have not tried this method - do it!
Just hard boil your eggs and while they are still hot
use crayons to draw/decorate on them.
Tip: Put them on a surface little hands can easily manipulate to minimize them actually having to touch the hot egg. The egg cartons worked well for us. The Lil Divas could shift the carton around to work on the different sections of the egg. I helped when ever the egg had to be lifted/moved.
The crayon glides on smoothly, melting right onto the hot egg
which produces some awesome looking results.
This looked so fun, even I had to get in on it -
I decorated the one in the middle!
Shaving Cream & Food Coloring Marbleized Eggs
Ok, this was a bit of a fail and I almost left it out of the post but figured it would be good to show that we don't always have success around here and maybe someone can offer tips to get this to actually work better next time.
What You Need:
dish or tray to work on
lots & lots of napkins!
Dip your eggs in vinegar before you start dyeing -
this is supposed to help seal in the color.
1. We started with our shaving cream and added dots of food color
as we did for our Marbleized Hearts - love how this looks on paper!
2. Using the tip of a paintbrush swirl food color to give a fun marbled look.
Tip: You don't want to swirl too much
or the colors end up getting too mixed and brownish.
3. Drop in egg and cover with mixture completely.
(we used gloves since food coloring will get on your hands!)
4. Remove eggs and let sit with shaving cream mixture.
Here's where something went wrong. :(
After a few hours I used a napkin to wipe off the shaving cream and there was a mere hint of color on the eggs. I have seen this around the web and it was done successfully, so I know it's possible. (See here and here if you are interested). I wonder if it was the brand of food coloring ir if we just didn't use enough? I really wanted this to work but they didn't end up as bright or colorful as I had pictured.
Tie Dye Easter Eggs
This was my favorite! Gorgeous, vibrant eggs!
What You Need:
What To Do:
1. Start by putting 3 napkins on a tray or other work surface.
2. Add dots of food color as desired.
3. Fill your spray bottle with water and add a few tsp of vinegar.
4. Spray the napkin till it's wet and colors have bled together.
5. Put hardboiled egg in middle of napkin and wrap it so that
napkin touches each part of egg and excess is on top.
(see photo below)
6. Put wrapped egg in plastic baggie and tie with rubber band.
7. Let sit for a few hours - the longer they marinate the brighter the colors!
These turned out GREAT!
We also made some
Oil & Vinegar Marbleized Eggs
We did these last year too & they are so easy.
For these just add a tsp. or two of oil into your food coloring mixture
& then dip your egg into 1 color & remove.
Gently wipe off the excess oil and then dip into another color!
Dip into as many colors as you like for a cool marbled effect.
We had a lot of FUN dyeing & decorating our eggs for Easter.
Here is one final shot of all the eggs we decorated this year.
from our family to yours!