So besides the obvious Jesus’ Resurrection, Reese’s Peanut- Butter Eggs and Jelly Beans; egg dying is a HUGE Easter tradition.
You can find about ANY type of dye kit these days. There are HUNDREDS of ideas on Pinterest on how to make the most beautifully decorated eggs.
Now I am going to be completely honest with you. We usually get a box add our vinegar and scribble with crayons and voila EGGS! So don’t expect me to give you some AMAZING decorating techniques.
I am however going to give you something I learned when Munchkin was MUCH younger. The coolest kid-friendly Easter Egg dying technique.
Behold the wire whisk!
Simple and yet SOOO amazing!
You know the cheap wire ‘egg holders (droppers)’ that come in the kits. They are SUPER kid friendly. They really aren’t even adult friendly! I read on a parenting message board about using the wire whisk.
Last year we did and we will NEVER attempt to let Munchkin use an Egg Dropper again!
What you need:
Egg Dye in Plastic Drinking cups
You choice of crayons, stickers, other things that make eggs pretty (see Pinterest!)
This is so simple. Place the Egg inside the wire whisk. Allow the toddler/preschooler to dunk the egg in the cup. Wait until the Egg reaches the desired color and then remove.
Removing the egg from inside the whisk can be messy but isn’t too terrible. This should be done by an adult. Rinse whisk before switching dye colors.
This was fun and easy to do. It really allows the toddler to be a much more ACTIVE egg dyer!
I hope you have fun this Easter! This is Rand McNally’s favorite holiday, and the day he officially asked me to be his girlfriend a LONG time ago . Enjoy your family and friends this weekend!