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Easter Egg Coloring Tips & Shortcuts

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Easter is Sunday and my kids are ready to color eggs.  While I get excited to spend these precious times with my children, the realist in me doesn’t want to have to clean up a huge mess.

Here are some tips to help you survive Easter Egg Coloring.

  • Have the eggs boiled and ready to go before you tell them. (You will be glad you did)
  • Prepare food coloring, vinegar, and cups and have the table set up. You will need …
    • 1/4 Teaspoon of food coloring
    • 3/4 Cup of hot water
    • 1 Tablespoon of white vinegar
  • Go to the dollar store and invest in 1 wire whisk per child. (Trust me!)

Why the whisk? Did you know that the egg can fit into the whisk for dipping into the coloring.  That way little ones have more control without dropping and cracking the eggs.  Smart, huh?!

  • Grab those unused white crayons and let the kids draw shapes on the eggs before coloring.  The food coloring will not stick to the wax and the shape will remain after it is colored.
  • Use this opportunity to teach your littlest about colors; Yellow + Blue = Green …etc.

Comments

  1. Beverly says

    Thanks for the wisk idea!! The egg dye kits usually come with an ‘egg dipper’ but those never work good enough for a child to hold steady! I always buy the egg dye kits but does it work the same to use liquid food coloring? I’ve got a ton of that at my house and the dye kits are $2-$3 which I think is ridiculous!

    • Claudia says

      Food coloring absolutely works just as well as the kits; that’s all we used for years in my family. After switching to kits for a few years, last year my mom and I resolved to go back to food colors (yes, I still color eggs with my Mommy–it’s not Easter without it!).

  2. Beverly says

    Thanks for the wisk idea!! The egg dye kits usually come with an ‘egg dipper’ but those never work good enough for a child to hold steady! I always buy the egg dye kits but does it work the same to use liquid food coloring? I’ve got a ton of that at my house and the dye kits are $2-$3 which I think is ridiculous!

    • Claudia says

      Food coloring absolutely works just as well as the kits; that’s all we used for years in my family. After switching to kits for a few years, last year my mom and I resolved to go back to food colors (yes, I still color eggs with my Mommy–it’s not Easter without it!).

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