Dying Easter eggs are a tradition for just about everyone.  But there is no reason why your eggs have to be boring.  Gone are the days when your only option was to use gross dyes that made a huge mess.  Try some “Mod Podge” eggs.  Buy some paper napkins at the grocery store that have a design you like on them.  Cut out the design that you want on your egg and glue it down with the Mod Podge.  This makes a super easy, but extremely beautiful egg.

I also enjoy taking markers with a very fine tip and drawing all over my eggs.  All of that doodling I did in high school math pays off here. If you have any old silk ties you are itching to get rid of(check out thrift stores if you don’t) you can silk dye your eggs.  Wrap each egg in a piece of silk as tight as you can and secure the end with twine.  Wrap each silk wrapped egg again in an old sheet of pillow case.  Next put your eggs into a pot and cover them with water.  Mix in about 1/4 white vinegar.  Bring to a boil and simmer them for about 20 minutes. Drain your eggs and allow to cool before unwrapping.  These make for some pretty amazing eggs!

My daughters favorite method is to paint on her egg with school glue and then dip it into glitter. Finally, you can use Kool – Aid to make super saturated dyed eggs.  In small cups mix one packet of Kool-Aid and 2/3 cups of water.  Next get the kids to dip the eggs.  I have found that Kool -Aid works relatively fast compared to other dyes, and the resulting colors are super saturated and bright.  Of course the eggs smell pretty fruity too.  Do not worry though, once your eggs have dried completely the fruity smell goes away.  My daughter reports that they taste just like any other dyed egg as well.

There you have it, a good start on getting creative with those Easter eggs!

-Stephanie Wright

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