Dying Easter eggs is one of our favorite Easter traditions. We boil four dozen eggs, one dozen per kid and one dozen for me and Nick to share if he’s home to participate. This year, he made one Darth Vader egg and went off to work.
The fun starts when the kids divide up the PAAS coloring tablets and before we each drop a tablet into the vinegar, we have to guess what color we think it will be. Year in and year out, we ooh and ahh with amazement as the tablet that looks orange turns yellow and the one that looks purple turns green.
All the cups full of colors make me happy!
Then we get creative, Ali tried scotch tape this year with partial success. We use kosher salt to absorb some of the dye and add interesting effects and we wrap eggs in elastic bands before coloring them to create stripy effects.
The kids use drops of dye and blow the colors across the eggs for a tie-dyed look and use paint brushes for more exacting work. This year, Ali drew shapes all over her solid colored eggs with a black Sharpie for a really interesting and pretty look.