Miscellaneous Musings: Easter Eggs!

Today I’ll be busy enjoying one of my favorite Spring activities, coloring Easter eggs!  The brightly decorated shells are a splash of sunshine in an otherwise wet and muddy Spring.

I’ve gone to craft shows and seen eggs with beautiful, intricate designs like this.

Red Fruits Decor

Unfortunately I don’t have the time or ability to create a gem like this, but I admire the skill and patience of artists who do.

I’ve tried all sorts of fun egg coloring kits to make eggs with metallic, tie dye, or even glittery finishes.

Woman decorating egg for Easter

However, I’m equally fond of following the directions on the back of a food coloring box to create delicate pastels or bold, vibrant shades.

easter, eggs

After all the decorating is done, no matter how careful I try to be, my fingers (and my children’s) are inevitably all the colors of the rainbow.  Then it’s time to eat the hard boiled eggs.  They are great on salads or alone with a dash of salt and pepper!

How about you?  What is your favorite way to decorate Easter eggs?  Share your thoughts and stories in the comments!

 

Comments

  1. I like the traditional food coloring box method. It’s quick, easy, and inexpensive. It also reminds me of a lot of happy times I had growing up doing that every year.

    I have heard of people dying eggs using completely natural dyes they made from anything from blueberries to tumeric to coffee: http://www.bhg.com/holidays/easter/eggs/natural-easter-egg-dyes/

    Some of those natural dyes are nearly as easy to use as the store-bought kind. Others require you to soak the eggs for 12+ hours from what I’ve heard in order to get the proper color on them.

    I don’t think I’d want to wait that long for the eggs to be ready, but it’s great that other people enjoy it.

    • Poinsettia says:

      My children would not have the patience to wait 12 hours for the eggs to be colored! I can hardly get them to wait a few minutes before they want to “check” on the egg to see if it’s done. 🙂 I might have to experiment with natural dyes sometime though because it does sound really interesting.

      • Yeah, it’s not the sort of thing that necessarily works well for kids.

        I hope you do explore it yourself, though. I’d be curious to know what you think of natural dyes. They do make some very pretty eggs.

  2. This was the first year we colored eggs with my daughter (terrible, I know)/ We kept it basic. Stickers, Glitter, and, of course, the dye. I can’t say they came out as masterpieces, but we had fun. It’s amazing–the artwork I’ve seen on eggs. Just not ours. Haha

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