We colored our eggs tonight, since we are going to be busy the next couple of days. One thing nice about the kids getting older, we can take our time coloring our Easter Eggs. No more worrying about one of my children (who will remain unnamed) trying to eat egg soup their first year of coloring. (It did make a great scrapbook page though!) This year we tried some fun new techniques while coloring, and the results turned out even better than expected. .
To make the egg with the circles, I added notebook paper hole reinforcement stickers found in the stationary aisle of Target. I applied the circles and then dipped the egg.
I left the egg in the orange dye a long time, so it would be very bright against the white circles. Once the stickers got wet, they did get a little sticky. I did have to do a little bit of scrapping to get them totally off the egg, but I love the results. Kara made the darker egg with the circles in the first picture. She dipped in orange and then pink. Once she removed the stickers she quickly dipped it in yellow, so her circles have a yellow hue.
The initial egg was also Kara's idea. She wrote out her name using plain old scotch tape. Once the egg was dry, she removed the tape and dipped it again it in the purple. Her name is in a pretty lavender shade.
Here she is showing a great coloring technique for younger kids. Place your egg inside a wisk, for easy dipping. The egg is held in place, and is a cinch to dip in the colors.
This egg was made with skinny rubber bands. I wrapped a couple of rubber bands around the middle of the egg, before dipping it in the color. Once the egg was dry, I removed the bands.
This egg was made by cutting small pieces of rectangle labels and placing them on the egg. When the stickers were removed, it left a brick effect.
The dots were made but using a hole punch on the label stickers. It was a little hard to pull of the backing off, but again really worth the few extra minutes.
Kara made this egg, by dipping it again after removing the stickers. I love the color polka dot look
Kara also made this egg. She first dipped it into the yellow dye. Once the yellow was dry, she placed on some random scotch tape and dipped it again in the orange. The colors did bleed a little under the tape, but the effect is really pretty.
This egg was made by placing two rubber bands around the egg, and one more the long way around the egg. Kara dipped it in the blue, and then when the bands were removed dipped it in purple. I think this is one of my favorite eggs.
While coloring our eggs, we were watching the movie Hop. It was so funny, and will now become our ritual Easter movie, like Elf at Christmas.
Remembering the real reason for the season!
I will be linking they ways we colored our Easter Eggs at this wonderful blogs here.
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Great ideas. Going to use these at our egg dyeing party tomorrow ;-)ReplyDelete
What cute decor ideas! My favorites are the dot ones(:ReplyDelete
My favorite are the eggs made with reinforced notebook paper hole stickers. Cute look!ReplyDelete
Lovely ideas, and how clever to use the whisk!ReplyDelete
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These egg dying ideas are so fun! Thanks for sharing this at our "Beautify It Monday" Party! We hope you'll be back again next week!ReplyDelete
Some great ideas!! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!! I hope you are having a great week!ReplyDelete
So genius! My son still wants to color eggs. We were on vacation the week of Easter and never got around to it. Thanks for sharing at Toot Your Horn Tuesday :)ReplyDelete
Your eggs came out so cute! I love the idea of an Easter movie tradition. Thanks so much for sharing at Whimsy Wednesdays!ReplyDelete
I never thought of using stickers like that! Awesome!ReplyDelete
These are cute and look like so much fun for the kids... I bet my granddaughter would love doing some of them..ReplyDelete
These are really good ideas! I really like the polka dot ones!ReplyDelete