Dying Eggs

Our normal group of girls was temporarily increased by two today.  Of course we had to find something fun to do with 5 girls ages 6 and under.  What better to do than dye Easter eggs.  My three girls are usually very careful and meticulous when they are doing a project.  They get in the zone and really get into it.  It’s always fun to add new personalities to the mix and today that definitely happened (in a good way).  There was extra mess and a little bit of sadness as some teeny tiny three year old fingers tossed eggs around and squished them up a little bit.  But it was all fun.  36 eggs (minus about 9 or so (lost to tossing and squishing)) and only about 10 minutes later they had successfully colored Easter eggs and achieved a mess easily sprayed off with a hose.  DSC_0625 DSC_0627 DSC_0628 DSC_0629 DSC_0616 DSC_0618

We aren’t fancy dyers and just stick with regular dye (using food coloring and vinegar) and sometimes a crayon before hand.  Which reminds me, here is the super duper simple dye recipe…don’t buy the kits.  They’re just silly.  🙂

Recipe

Mix 1/2 cup of vinegar with 20 drops of food coloring.  You can even use the gels.  I only had green and blue drops, so I just took a bit of gel and mixed it in the vinegar.  Worked like a charm!

 

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