Sunday, April 17, 2011
Colored eggs, three ways
This year, we tried some new ways to decorate our Easter eggs. One of them was an idea I saw in a magazine to use crayons on warm hard-boiled eggs. Since the eggs are warm the crayons melt and create really bight, colorful designs. The trick was holding the eggs since they were pretty hot. Wearing mittens seemed to be the best solution!Then I used a kitchen grater to "shave" some crayons and we sprinkled this on the warm eggs. The effect was pretty different!By the time we were done with our crayon eggs the others had cooled so we tried some Q-Tips that had egg dye in them. You break one end and watch the color fill the other end of the cotton swab. Then you paint with them like with a paint brush. I was surprised at how well this worked with minimal mess.And, then we made the traditional dye-vinegar mixture and dunked our eggs to get a variety of rainbow colors. Grace made funny faces when we were adding the vinegar. I guess she didn't like the smell! There were a lot of giggles and messy hands, but we had a lot of fun!I guess I am going to be eating a lot of eggs this week. Good thing I like them!
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