We are all probably familiar with the process of vinegar and food coloring tabs to dye an egg. This Easter, take your eggs to the next level with one of the following creative techniques.
Buy chalkboard paint and completely coat the eggs. The eggs then become a reusable surface. Getting bored of a certain design? Erase and start over. This can lead to hours of egg-coloring fun.
Washi tape is a type of craft tape made of natural fibers. It resembles masking tape in feel but comes in every design imaginable. Its durability and fun colors make it a perfect choice for decorating eggs. Pick several patterns and cut each piece in a fun design before adhering to the egg. Parents will be thankful that there is no dye to leave stains and no liquid to be spilled.
Time to transform those eggs into something else. By cutting and pasting craft paper to hard-boiled eggs, the eggs can instead become a bird, flower or bunny rabbit. For younger children, parents can pre-cut the designs.
Temporary tattoos can be an exciting way to personalize Easter eggs. You can find them in most any character or design now that online design platforms are big parts of our life, and the smooth surface of eggs makes them a cinch to adhere.
Add Some Science
Take this holiday to also teach the little ones in your life about color. Prepare dyes in primary colors and dip eggs in one color, and then another, to show them which colors to combine to make new ones.
Picking one color and experimenting with various hues can create a bold yet cohesive look. Try dying several eggs various shades of the same color to create an ombre effect when they are lined up.
Use vegetables such as spinach, red cabbage, beets and dill seeds to color your eggs. Not only will this allow you to save money on store-bought dyes, but natural dyes will give your eggs a richer, deeper color.