Sunday, April 24, 2011



When it comes to Easter what are some of your traditions? One of mine is painting eggs!
Do you paint eggs by hand or get the easy egg wrap kits?
Does your family do an Egg Hunt?  I personally love the hollow chocolate eggs that you can personalize.                                                                                            
Every year my mother would buy us those solid chocolate easter bunnies.  I thought they were tasty and enjoyed dipping them in peanut butter.

Easter has always been one of my favorite holidays.
Whatever you plan on doing this Easter may you have a Wonderful day!

          Here are some Great Egg Decorating Ideas Made Easy

Rubber Band "Tye Dyed" Eggs 

Wrap several rubber bands around a hard-boiled egg (careful to not crack the egg!) Dip it into a bowl containing the mixture of food color, vinegar and water. Let it stay there for a while. Then remove the egg, pat it dry and take off the rubber bands. The areas covered by rubber bands will still have the original egg shell color and have a tye-dye effect.

You can dye the eggs a solid color before applying the rubber bands, or leave the eggs their original color.

Tape Designs 

Use tape, crayons, or nail polish to create fun egg designs.

Use simple shape paper punches to punch out shapes from masking tape (or cut out your own design), then stick tape to egg. Dye the eggs with the tape on, let them dry, then remove the tape to reveal great designs!

Other ways to get fun designs is to use white crayon or clear nail polish. Color designs, names or anything else, then dye the egg. Wherever you applied the crayon or polish the dye won't stick.


Marble Dyed Easter Eggs 

Use vegetable oil to create fancy looking Easter eggs!

To create a "Marbled" look to your Easter eggs, add 1 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil to your cup of egg dye.

You can start with a white egg, or one that has already been dyed a base color.

Quickly dip your egg in and out of the dye. The oil causes only some areas of the egg to get the dye, creating the marble design. Keep dipping for more intense colors. You can also let the egg dry and re-dip in a second color. Repeat as many times as you wish. When the egg is dry, blot with a paper towel to remove the excess oil.

Different amounts of oil will result in more or less marbling. Experiment to find the mixture that you like best. Remember you can always add more, so start conservatively.


1 comment:

  1. Happy Easter! When I was young, I liked hunting for chocolate candy all over the house lol