Saturday, April 23, 2011

Happy Easter - Egg Decorating

Happy Easter Everyone!
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend with your families!

I thought I would share with you the Easter Eggs we decorated this year.
I can't wait to see where the bunny hides them tomorrow!

We thought it would be fun to dye our eggs with Kool-Aid.
So we chose four different flavors, added the packets to a small bowl with water and some vinegar, and stirred.

Of course... we had to make a bit of a mess, right?

Then we started to dip our eggs (we used blown eggs... I love to save a bunch each year).
We found that of the four we chose, the Black Cherry (red) and Wild Berry (blue) worked the best.

They love this!

And here is our tray full of colored eggs.

But we wanted to do more....
So we placed a few in a colander on top of a bowl, and dropped a couple drops of food coloring on top.
Swirled around a bit, then transfered to the rack to dry.

Then our eggs looked like this.

ok... so that still wasn't enough for us...

So I used some Modge Podge and some colored, fine glitter, and created this!

So now we have a very pretty, colorful collection of eggs.

I love them!
And even better.. the kids do too!

Happy Easter!

7 comments:

  1. The glitter eggs turned out cute!

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  2. Glittery, coloured eggs - beautiful.

    Happy Easter to you and your family.

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  3. Good idea to use Koolaid! I wanted to try that food coloring/colander idea when I saw it in Family Fun, too! How many eggs did you end up saving for next year?

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  4. We did the food coloring dye last year too, and they turned out nice, but be careful not to get completely dyed yourself! ha ha... it is hard to clean off! You also have to be careful of the colors you are adding, and not to over "swirl" them, as you'll get brown really quickly. Less is more with this technique!

    We have about 2 dozen eggs or more that we will try to preserve for next year :) I think it is fun to save them each year if you can as a special keepsake from previous Easters. I like to fill a glass bowl with them and put them out for everyone to enjoy :)

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  5. oooh, your glitter eggs are so sparkly and beautiful!

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  6. I love those eggs! They're beautiful- colorful & sparkly!

    Were any of those hard boiled eggs? Or were they all raw ones? Just wondering if it's okay to put glitter on the hard boiled eggs. I love the colander dyeing technique! We didn't do that this year. Maybe next! Never thought of using Kool-Aid!

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