Easter is one of the times of the year where the kids and I love to indulge in our family traditions. We do lots of Easter crafts, grab our favorite Easter treats (purple peeps are the best!), and dye our Easter eggs. Each year, we’ve done them differently. That is, until last year. Last year, we created tie dye Easter eggs and loved them so much that we dyed even more eggs later in the month.
I have to admit these are a little messy, but lots of fun. Most things have those characteristics, like s’mores or finger painting. These tie dye Easter eggs are great for parents and kids because you get a different Easter egg pattern each time. Last year, our eggs looked dark and bold. This year, they look a bit more jovial, and more like little versions of Earth. Pretty cool! Here’s how we make them:
I suggest making these in your kitchen sink. Wipe down your sink with either vegetable oil or olive oil. This will help with easy clean up once you’re all done. I usually just have to run warm water, and all the dye goes down the drain.
If you want to, rub your hands and your kiddo’s hands with that same oil. It won’t cause you all not to get dyed fingers, but it will make it easier to get that dye off once you’re done.
Now, when your hard boiled eggs are completely cooled, drain the pot completely, then pour 1/4 cup white vinegar over the eggs. Make sure they’re all rubbed in the vinegar. Once that’s done, place a cooling rack in your sink and put the eggs on top. Using regular food coloring (we got ours from Walmart), drop and drag the colors down the egg. My son likes to put a drop of coloring on the egg and let it run on its own, while I like to place the dropper directly on the egg and kind of “draw” down. You can do it any way you want!
It’s more fun to use as many colors as you can, but encourage your kids to pick their favorites. Once they see that they create different patterns on each egg with those same colors, they’ll be hooked.
Let the eggs dry on the cooling rack. If you’re really careful, you can even stand the egg upright so it dries a bit quicker. If you can’t get it to stand upright, just be sure to flip the egg once the top is dry so the bottom gets a turn to dry.
The end results are beautiful and unique, just like our kids!
My friend Colleen, from the recipe blog Souffle Bombay, gathered 15 of her fellow Philly Social Media Bloggers to once again share ideas for celebrating Easter! That’s right it’s time once again for #AllThingsEaster!
From a Fizzy Bunny Mimosa to Strawberry Lemon Cake, Sweet & Savory Pies, Fun Treats for Kids and even 10 Brain Boosting Egg Hunt Ideas, we’ve got you covered with eats, treats and ideas to celebrate!
For even more ideas check out our collective post from last year that had 25 fabulous ideas for Easter breakfast, dinner, dessert, cocktails and even something unique to do with leftover Easter eggs. Plus Easter basket ideas, Easter fun & printables!
If you love Pinterest as much as we do…check out our popular All Things Easter Pinterest Board…follow along!
Whether you celebrate Easter, Spring or just a sunny day in general, we hope your day is filled with good times, good friends, good food and memories in the making!
Check out the #AllThingsEaster Round up!
Fun Easter Treats
Coconut Macaroon Egg Nests from The Farm Girl Gabs
Egg Shaped Marshmallow Krispie Treats from Souffle Bombay
Sunflower Butter Chocolate Easter Eggs from Courtney’s Sweets
Peeps S’mores from Can’t Google Everything
Easter Bunny Chow from Girl Gone Mom
Italian Easter Bread from A Grande Life
Delicious Easter Desserts
Strawberry Lemon Cake from A Turtles Life For Me
Carrot Poke Cake from It Is A Keeper
Italian Easter Pies: One sweet, one savory from Teaspoon of Spice
Gluten Free Carrot Cake with Homemade Cream Cheese Frosting from Momma Lew
White Chocolate Strawberry Cake Roll with Homemade Fudge Drizzle from We’re Parents!?
Black Beans and Coconut Tarts – Frejon from Afropolitan Mom
Fizzy Bunny Mimosa from O’ Boy Organic
Deviled Eggs & Ham Breakfast Sandwich from The Good Mama
Fun for Kids
10 Brain Boosting Egg Hunt Ideas (Without the Candy) from Mommy University