The kids love to tie dye Easter eggs and I love that it keeps those little hands busy for at least a good hour. Paas has a great Tie Dye Easter Egg coloring kit for my favorite trippy hippie look. I always buy my Paas kits at Walmart but I’m sure you can find them other places as well. If you are going on an Easter egg hunt or having one, I suggest picking up several kits, 1 per dozen eggs.
Tie Dye Easter Coloring Kit
1 Dozen Boiled Eggs per coloring kit
Bowls of Water to rinse brushes
You will need to boil your eggs using 2 T salt to keep the eggs from cracking. It’s always best to use room temperature eggs to boil. I boil mine hard boiled (approximately 10 minutes). Runny Easter eggs are not fun.
I spread out newspapers on the table so the kids wouldn’t get the dye everywhere and I used paper plates for each color. I gave the kids some paint brushes and I cleaned the entire house before they finished. It really is a fun project and the eggs look better to me when they’ve been painted vs dipping.
I put the eggs in a vase for pictures but I keep our Easter eggs in the fridge to avoid “rotten eggs”.
I really love how these turned out.
Other uses for Easter egg dye…
Green eggs and ham.
Deviled eggs recipe:
1 dozen hard boiled eggs, peeled
Green Easter egg dye
Small diced pieces of ham
Salt & “peppa”
After peeling the eggs, let the eggs sit in the egg dye until you have the desired color.
Cut the bottom off the eggs so they will stand up, and cut the top off to stuff the eggs. Remove egg yolks from eggs and put in a bowl.
Add 1 T mustard, 2 T sour cream, diced ham as desired, 2 teaspoons dill relish, parsley and salt and pepper as desired.
Mix everything together.
After stuffing, sprinkle paprika on the tops and serve cold.
I hope everyone has an amazing Easter 2015.