First of all, when I saw found reinforcements and stationery stickers on clearance, I had no clue if my idea would work. I had to at least try them for our dyed Easter eggs. In the end, it sort of worked! Most of all, we had fun and I had blue fingers. Hours after the fun was over, only one egg was cracked and subsequently eaten.
- To begin, gather your materials. You will need some cooled hard boiled eggs, paper to protect your table (we also put some cardboard under the newspaper) stationery stickers, dye, and a dye hook. I caved and grabbed the commercial dye. I swore I was going to go au natural this year but, as you busy moms will understand, exhaustion got the better of me. Here is a wonderful post from Crunchy Domestic Goddess about how to dye them naturally. I previously bookmarked it with the intention of using her recipe.
- Get everything prepped before inviting the kiddo to the table. Dye is not something you want “help” with.
- Add your stickers. While these reinforcements worked ok, they were really hard to get off once dry.
- This lace pattern was my favorite in making the polka dot dyed Easter eggs.
- My son wanted to make a happy face (this was the egg that broke and turned into part of his lunch).
- The circle stickers were much easier to take off.
- Dye your eggs.
- While dying the Easter eggs, add a color mixing lesson too! We added the blue to this pink afterward to make purple.
- Let dry and remove the stickers. Some came off easily, while some did not.
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