How to Dye Eggs
without making a huge mess!
Every year my whole family (cousins, aunts, uncles and grandparents) gets together to dye Easter eggs. It is always lots of fun and somewhat crazy with 11 kids plus adults. Over the years we have come up with a few tips and tricks to make it as painless as possible so I thought I would share with all of you!
Easter Egg Dying Tips
First off we always put an old vinyl tablecloth on the table and then cover it with newspaper; a couple layers thick. The newspaper absorbs the cups of dye WHEN they get spilled. That’s right not IF they spill but WHEN. It never fails it always happens, after all they are mostly my children and they come by their clumsiness honestly. I wish I could say they would outgrow it but I sure haven’t! (Nobody tell Sydney I put a picture of her on here with her eyes closed!)
Second we always use clear disposable cups. It easier to see the colors than using mugs and easier cleanup too.
Third and this one is genius!! Toddlers and little ones want to get in on the action just like the big kids but we all know the first thing they do is stick their hand in the color.As you can see he didn’t like it one bit! He kept trying to wipe off the color.
Here you go problem solved!! Give them a cup with just water to put their egg in. He loved playing with it and putting it in and out of the water.
Fourth is to put your toddler in a highchair. It helps keep them out of all the other colored cups!
Last when your toddler is done dyeing but everyone is still working let them crack an egg and eat it up!
Another easter egg activity is confetti eggs.
Hope some of these tips come in handy and have a Happy Easter everyone!!
Linked to: I Heart Nap Time, Lil’ Luna, Somewhat Simple, Tatertots & Jello & Today’s Creative Blog, Strawberry Mommycakes, Craftaholics Anonymous, LollyJane Get Your DIY On (ThankfulHouse)
Mryjhnsn saysMarch 26, 2015 at 6:07 pm
Oh these are good! I wish I thought of the plain water when mine were little. Well done.