Tips for dyeing Easter eggs with toddlers
We've come to rely on Sara for sharing her best hacks on just about anything -- today, it's dyeing Easter eggs:
I just got finished dyeing Easter eggs with my almost-two-year-old, and we both had a blast! Here are some of my favorite Easter egg hacks:
- Instead of dealing with those awful punch-out circles in the dye box, dry your eggs sideways in the egg carton.
- Rubber bands around the eggs make nice stripes -- on plain eggs for a white & colored egg; or dye once, rubber band, and then dye again.
- Crayons of any sort can make wax resistance for writing names or making decorations.
- Buy both white and brown eggs for dyeing -- you'll have bright colors and natural looking colors with no extra work.
- Julia Child's recipe for boiling eggs is a lot of work, but they come out very well and are easy to peel.
- Don't worry about cracked eggs -- egg dye is food safe, so the worst that will happen is that some of the dye will color the whites. (Do eat the cracked ones first, though.)
Any more egg-dyeing hacks to share?