I hope you guys are well.
Easter’s fast approaching and the dyeing of the eggs has come upon us. While my girls were being distracted/entertained by the television, I quickly set up everything we needed in the kitchen.
I got the PAAS Egg Decorating kit in Marble Magic. This kit included 16 egg stands, 6 dye tablets, 2 egg dippers, 2 packets of gloss and 1 polishing fabric. I also got the Color Cups and that came with 5 dye tablets, 1 egg dipper, and a magic crayon.
Instead of mixing the tablets with just water, I added a tablespoon of vinegar to half a cup of water so the eggs would dye brighter in color. I also taped down a small, white recycle garbage bag on my girls picnic table so clean up would be easier and there would be no staining on the table.
Even though my little one was not feeling well, she still had fun, as well as my oldest. The toothless smile says it all. 🙂
In order to get the marble effect you had to add a tablespoon of oil to the color mixture. We also used the magic crayon to make designs before dunking the eggs in. Whatever was marked with the crayon, didn’t dye with color (my youngest drew lines on the purple egg while my oldest drew circles on the pink egg).
We used the gloss and fabric to get the glossy effect.
My oldest daughter’s favorite egg is the very first one: the purple and aqua blue marbled egg
Egg dyeing mission for 2014: Successful
Next mission: Filling up plastic eggs for the Easter egg hunt
Take good care all.
Until next time…
I just posted a picture the other day on my blog of my kids coloring our all different sized eggs from our farm animals. Even at 9 and 11 my kids look forward to collecting the eggs, boiling them and dying them. Yours look great!!
Thank you for your kind words and visiting my blog. Having farm animals would be such a dream for my girls…maybe some day! 🙂 Your kids eggs came out great as well and I love the pink and green bunny egg holder. Take good care!