oh-so-many colorfully creative ways to dye an easter egg floating around the web this year… we could not choose just one! we had to sample them all!
we got out tons of supplies and started on our mission to color a couple dozen eggs!
from one of our old annual stand-bys of the melted crayon dye resist on the hot hard-boiled egg…
to blowing out eggs (until the veins in my neck burst) to create hollow masterpieces we can keep for a while (and keep out of the fridge!)
to decoupaging tissue paper patterns onto eggs a la the artful parent
to sticker masking
to shaving cream marbling (like we did with paper two years ago – and hey, it works on eggs, too! tip: try the darker colors for best results)
to food coloring in a strainer a la pink & green mama’s post
to botanical masking (gone wrong)
to toenail easter eggs
even some of our accidents were pretty…
…and some of our accidents were NOT pretty!
next year i vow to stray from the paas and food coloring to try vegetable egg dyeing. i’ve always wanted to, and have found some great recipes in the past. i LOVE the ones over at tinkerlab this year! but gosh, we had a lot of fun this week…
i also wanted to add that i was quite impressed with martha stewart’s egg dyeing iphone app! it’s 99 cents well spent for all of the inspiration it provides! (oh how i wish martha would give me a kick back for saying that!)
i’m saving some of these ideas for next year. once my neck and ears recover from hollowing out those eggs, i want to try more hollow eggs so i can create and decorate an easter tree with them since i didn’t get around to fulfilling that easter dream this spring.
all in all, it’s been quite an eggperimental easter week over here!
happy hoppy to you and yours!