Are you looking for easter egg ideas? This post will show you a fun session of learning how to dye Easter eggs.
Every year, my husband’s aunt invites her grandkids, my kids, and other cousins over to her house to dye Easter eggs and make Easter baskets. It’s become a tradition they look forward to each year.
Before the kids arrive, she hard boils the eggs and sets out all of the supplies.
She also fills the baskets or buckets with artificial grass and treats and sets out a large bowl of jelly beans.
Supplies for DIY Easter baskets:
- hard boiled eggs (6 per child)
- food coloring mixture in bowls (red, yellow, blue, green, and orange)
- large bowl of jelly beans
- large spoons to drop the eggs into the dye
- treats for the baskets (fun size candy, bubbles, etc.) (6 treats per child)
- artificial grass for the baskets
- egg cartons (1/2 carton for each child)
- plastic eggs (6 per child)
- baskets or buckets (1 per child)
How to Dye Your Easter Eggs
- Mix 1/2 Cup Hot Water + 1 tsp. vinegar + 4 drops of food color in a small container.
- Place hard-cooked egg in whisk, then submerge in color for about 5 minutes or until desired shade.
- Remove whisk and egg from color, let dry before removing egg from whisk. (Source: McCormick)
Aunt Diane separates the hard boiled eggs into sets of six (for each child), in egg cartons (cut in 1/2) along with containers of the food dye.
The kids write their initials on the hard boiled eggs in crayon before dyeing them. This is genius! That way everyone knows which eggs belong to who once they are all mixed together in the dye bowls.
After the eggs are dyed to the desired color, the eggs are removed from the dye. The kids use their empty egg cartons to place they freshly dyed eggs.
These are my daughter’s eggs (her initials are KW).
The kids fill their plastic eggs with jelly beans.
They add their hard boiled eggs and plastic eggs to their basket with the treats she’s already added (fun size candy, bubbles, etc.).
Here’s what the inside of what one complete basket looks like.
At the end of their visit, my kids (left and center) are happy with their baskets and pose for a victory photo with their cousin, complete with face paint from today’s Easter egg hunt at church.
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Do your kids know how to dye easter eggs?