My family is gearing up for decorating eggs this Saturday and everyone is excited. We are headed to my parents house. I usually dye eggs in a very standard fashion: food coloring, vinegar, hot water. Steep them in the concoction for a shorter period of time for light colors, longer for dark. I love the “recipes” on the back of the McCormick Food Coloring boxes. “Salmon” used to be my favorite shade to die eggs growing up. Last year we kicked it up a notch with the neon food coloring.
Here are some fun, kid-friendly ideas I found while doing some Easter egg researching this week. I’ll let you know if we wind up using any of these techniques. Hopefully they will inspire you and your family!
-Water color Easter eggs from spoonforkbacon–reminds me of handmade Italian paper.
-Tattoo Eggs! from Tattly, though you can probably do these with any temporary tattoos.
-Découpage Eggs from Fireflies & Mudpies. Forgo real eggs for papier-mâché eggs and bust out the mod podge!
-Use stickers to create patterns, from Creative Connections for Kids–simple, easy, pretty.
-Marbled Kool-Aid Easter Eggs from The Artful Parent. I never knew you could dye eggs with Kool Aid!
So many fun things to try!