Egg Dying

Well we did some egg dying on Saturday, and let me tell you, the kids can’t get enough of it! They just love doing it.  So after hard boiling a dozen organic white eggs (that I had to go out especially to buy, since we usually get brown local ones), then the painful wait for them to cool down enough to handle, we set about dying.  We even remembered aprons this year! Have a look:

here's the set up at the kitchen table

here's the set up at the kitchen table

If you look closely, you will see 2 blown and painted eggs hanging off of our lamp above the table.  I should get a better close up because they are so delicate and pretty.  Declan made them with his Kindergarten class.  My friend Emily, who also has a child in the class, volunteers her time and amazing creativity and does the most incredible projects with the kids, and this was the latest.  If you want to see beautiful, check out her blog.

Declan dropped his egg "by accident" and went right to work on cleaning up the evidence.

Declan dropped his egg "by accident" and went right to work on cleaning up the evidence.

yummmm.

yummmm.

stripes and stickers

stripes and stickers

so check out this cool idea.  add a bit of oil to the egg dye, then dunk your egg, and you will get a cool marbled effect! Just be sure to wisk up the oil right before you dunk to incorporate it slightly.

so check out this cool idea. add a bit of oil to the egg dye, then dunk your egg, and you will get a cool marbled effect! Just be sure to wisk up the oil right before you dunk to incorporate it slightly.

What a pretty pile! The gorgeous robin's egg blue one is the one that shows that marbling oil trick the best.  The ones that cracked in the boiling process just got stickered up.

What a pretty pile! The gorgeous robin's egg blue one is the one that shows that marbling oil trick the best. The ones that cracked in the boiling process just got stickered up.

There you have it!

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