It’s a tradition. Dying Easter Eggs. I had a good time. Eleanor wouldn’t participate, but eventually got curious about all the dipping.
I had a fine time playing with some new dying techniques. This is my Blue Cross egg. I used some rubber bands and homemade dye. Some turned out great like this blue one, some turned out not so good. Purple is a hard color to mix. Red + Blue food coloring = a muddy purple that looks like last nights grape double bubble on the the bedpost.
My dad did the eggs with the writing on them. He’s a sentimental guy. But only when it comes to eatable holiday traditions. With Christmas, it’s all about making cookies. He had the biggest time making gingerbread cookies with Eleanor last year. It’s all about the Easter eggs with him now. When we were kids, and all making eggs together (using those nasty fizzy egg dying kits!) he would write our names on eggs with a white crayon. The wax kept the dye off that part of the egg and would show. The problem is my dad has little patience. He never leaves the eggs in the dye bath long enough. I actually had to chide him more than once yesterday to “put that back in!” He’s as giddy as a little boy about these kinds of activities, unlike my husband. He’s rather have a hot stick poked in his eye than dye Easter eggs. It wasn’t a thing in his family… but, I digress.
The next technique involved putting some leaves in a cut of stocking and tying it all tight and dipping. I liked how the leaves turned out. I got the idea from a magazine from my dentist’s office called Family Fun. I liked this magazine so much, I got a subscription! It’s got 1002 ideas every month for things to do with little kids in terms of crafts and so on. LOVE IT.
So, what are you favorite egg dying techniques? Do you still dye eggs?