Egg decorating is one of those traditions that I grew up doing and try to do with Faith every year shortly before Easter. I haven’t always been great about getting it done (or getting it done timely), but since I’ve been catching up lately and had enough forethought at the store last week to get a bunch of eggs, we managed to carve out some time Sunday to do just that, and saved some hard-boiled eggs for the daycare kids to decorate, too!
For ours I went traditional and we did straight-up dying. I grew up with the kits, we’ve used those, too, but this year I thought, “why don’t I just use vinegar and food color?”. There’s a fun color-mixing chart from McCormick that I found on Pinterest here. So many possibilities!
As much as I wanted a gazillion fun colors, though, I knew we were decorating maybe a dozen eggs and I really didn’t want to have 20 bowls of dye going, so Faith and I mixed up four colors…pink, lilac, mint green and turquoise (we mixed colors according to the directions on the box of food coloring we had).
My family got bad iPhone pics…needed my hands free to dye eggs! 😉
|My attempt at an ombré egg|
We had a little fun at the end with a white crayon to try some relief dyed eggs. You can’t really see anything you draw except the crayon flakes that build-up as you color, but it was fun none-the-less!
|My attempt at a deer head 😉|
Even Brad got in on the action at the end. He came out just to hang out with us, but clearly the fun was contagious. 🙂