Eggcellent Egg Dying Alternative

by Apr 20th, 2011 // Easter, Holiday

Eggcellent Egg Dying Alternative

Hi, It’s me Macki! I love coloring Easter eggs and look forward to it all year. Growing up my family would all gather around the table and make elaborate designs with crayon and then dip them into different mugs of colored water. We would oooh and ahhh over each others designs. You can imagine my excitement when I became a mom and was able continue this tradition with my own kids.

When I thought my daughter was old enough at 2 + years, I bought all kinds of dye, colors, glitters, oils, etc. I set up the table with tons of mugs filled with colored water and we started our egg decorating. We didn’t get very far before mugs were knocked over and toddler tantrums ensued. Since that year I have learned my lesson, no more mugs of liquid begging to wreak havoc.

Instead we decorate our eggs with all kinds of things like large confetti, feathers, crayons, markers, anything we have in our art supply. We have so much fun making these uniquely decorated eggs and the kids are beyond proud of their work.

My daughter loves the eggs so much that she hunts for these first, looking past the candy and sticker filled eggs! Makes for a proud mom. Now for the instructions.

Eggcellent Egg Dying Alternative

Prep Time: 15 mins  Hands on Time: 30 mins

at least a dozen hard boiled eggs (use this recipe from CWMK)
white school glue
large confetti
washable markers
tissue paper
any scraps or art supplies you have lying around

The eggs can be colored with a crayon or marker in a solid, design, or scene. Then they can be left to dry or embellished. Apply white glue to an egg in any pattern and place the decoration of choice on the glue. Let dry and keep refrigerated until the big day! Eggs can be eaten immediately after hunting!

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3 Comments on “Eggcellent Egg Dying Alternative”

  1. 1.) rebecca
    April 20th, 2011

    macki, you and your daughter are just too cute! how long can the eggs stay out before you have to eat them?

  2. 2.) Macki
    April 20th, 2011

    Hard boiled eggs can be left out for a couple of hours before they need to go back in the fridge.

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