Christmas, Hanukah, Thanksgiving, St Patrick’s day, 4th of July. These are all special days we mark on our calendars every year; each have their unique celebratory features. One in particular that has a cute way of celebrating is Easter.
What’s cute about Easter? We all know it’s the day of the resurrection, but it’s also the day when we become artists. Why’s that? Well, simply because the best part of Easter is the dipping of huge oval eggs into wet colorful paint. Yup, it’s time to make some Easter eggs!
I just love all the colors and the simplicity of those little color tablets from Paas. But this year Martha came out with that super cute Egg Dyeing App and I discovered the option of mixing your own colors with food coloring.
How do you turn random eggs into bright, colorful artifices ready to be collected by the Easter bunnies you may ask? It’s really simple, let’s get creative.
- Wipe the eggs with white vinegar before you dip them in the dyes, it helps the color go on more evenly.
- Mix 1 cup of hot water, 1 tablespoon of white vinegar and then whatever the number of drops the color wheel suggests to achieve the shades you like. You can simply mix two colors to give a new one. For example, you could mix red with blue to give a Royal purple Easter egg.
As you can see, it’s really simple for all ages so the kids can also join in, it’s also a lot of fun and a great way to spend the holidays. Things can get really messy (well to be fair, working with paint always is) but the joy of Easter is realizing the fun in getting messy together. Just know you’d be doing a lot of cleaning afterwards. Well then, time to paint those eggs!
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