Saturday, April 7, 2012

Egg Decorating Day

Today was egg decorating day in our house.  Last year we did regular run of the mill type dyed eggs, but with egg decorating ideas all over Pinterest, I decided that we would try a few of them this year.

First on the list was melted crayon eggs.  Both kids loved this!  Charlotte colored straight on to her egg with crayons, while Trenton used small pieces of crayons that I had cut up and watched them melt on his hot egg.


Next, we tried oil and food coloring marbled eggs.  The kids had fun with this, but our eggs didn’t turn out quite a pretty as the ones in the tutorial.


I saved the technique I was most excited about for last – Chinese marbled eggs.  I thought the kids would have a blast cracking the eggs.


Charlotte was clearly devastated about the eggs being cracked.

Once we got these dyed, I couldn’t wait to open them up to see the marbling patterns on the inside.

Well, our eggs definitely didn’t look like they were supposed to look.  They were pretty much a total fail.  The green one turned out okay, but the blue and pink ones were a mess. 


The kids were less than impressed – until they saw my newly tinted hands!


Thankfully alternating scrubbing my hands with vinegar and then with a baking soda/water paste has washed most of the dye away.  Glad I don’t have to worry about coordinating my Easter wardrobe to match my hands!


Renee said...

Now I don't feel so bad about all of the egg decorating ideas I pinned on pinterest and didn't get to! It's nice to see some real life results :)

Jenny said...

Haha! Thanks! Just keeping it real!