I remember doing eggs only a handful, maybe even a couple times during my childhood so its never been a big thing for me, and to be honest I almost skipped over doing it this year. So much so I didn’t even have the proper tools in the house to do it!
But I want to be better for my kids at remembering and doing these kinds of traditions, I know I would have loved to more as a kid.
So heres my half-assed egg dying DIY with things I just happen to have had in the house haha!
For the colours I used Tumeric (yellow), Blueberries (blue/purple), and left over Habit Project – Ruby, AKA Beets (redish pink).
In a small bowl I just mixed a quarter cup vinegar, cold water and whichever dye product of choice. Usually they say to boil the dies with the vinegar but I was feeling a little lazy and I also wanted to achieve a more pastel like color – WIN WIN!
I first blew out the eggs using a tac to punch small holes in both ends and then literally blow out the yolk leaving just the shell.
Then soaked the eggs in the dye turning every 10 minutes.
Laying them out to dry on a paper towel, straight up and down using a spoon to lift them out of the dye, I was overwhelmed by the left over vinegar smell, and let me tell you I CANNOT stand vinegar smell for the life of me.
SO I decided to play around and add some essential oils and see if it would make any difference, and well this experiment paid off!
They don’t really add any smell to the home per say, but I can tell you it sure helped get rid of the pungent vinegar smell!
I chose corresponding colors/smells to go with each egg which made it kid of fun, two of them were very springy and citrusy – I always place citrus and spring in the same category I think because of all the spring cleaning. Then used some lavender for the other, because, well I freakin love lavender.
Once fully dried I let the toddler go to town with some crayons and even drew on a few things for him that he likes (obviously dines had to make an appearance haha)
So if you have left it to the last minute and still want to get crafty with the kiddos, YOU CAN TOO! haha
Happy Easter Everyone!
He Has Risen. It is Finished.