When I was little, we spent the Saturday night before Easter crafting all of our egg-masterpieces. We would use crayons, markers, rubberbands, stickers – you name it, we tried to put it on an egg. Then, in they went, dunked into the little tea cups of brightly saturated liquid. It always turned into a warm-hearted competition between the whole family - with my father, the artist, always coming out on top.
So around this time of year – I always get the itch to dye eggs. This craft might not be one that you prep with your kids, but when it comes to the dunking - let them have at it! What a great way to learn about mixing colors! I found a little tutorial from Katie Did that walks you through how to naturally dye eggs, using things you would find in the grocery store. Yes, it will take a bit of prep – but look at those colors! So beautiful!
If you would like to give this craft a shot, here are a couple of tutorials you can reference:
Katie Did Journal - the one these beautiful images have been supplied by.
Curbly – complete with podcast for those who like videos.
Summer Sky – takes a shot at doing some of the natural dying with her kids
Gingerbread Snowflakes – if you’re not ready to go all natural or if you have a couple of left-over packs of Kool-Aid hanging around!