Ways to Color Easter Eggs
Coloring Easter Eggs is a timeless tradition going back generations. Children love coloring Easter Eggs and seeing the pretty colored effects on the eggs. There are several different ways to make your eggs colorful and fun. Last Easter we tried lots of different ways and they turned out to be some of the most unique eggs we have seen in years.
Store Kit: From pastel colors to bright intoxicating colors, you can find it all in a store bought kit. Simply look for the colors you like or have your child choose a kit. You can even get kits to make crazy eggs with faces and google eyes. The possibles are endless with the wide variety of fun kits you can purchase.
- Rice and Food Coloring: For a little texture on your eggs, use rice and food coloring. Fill a plastic Ziploc bag with 1 cup of rice, add food coloring to your rice until it is the desired color, and drop a hard boiled egg in. Zip the bag up, and let your kids shake away. This is a fun way to add texture and great for kids who are more active. We used cups and spoons to move the egg around and it worked as well, but I would have to admit that the bag would be more fun!
- Salt with Food Coloring: Salt is another great way to add texture to your eggs. It isn’t quite as textured as with rice, but has smaller texture bumps. Using salt and food coloring mix into a plastic bag. Again, have your child drop the egg in the salt mixture and shake away. Or you can use a small container like we did above, just make sure you have a tight lid.
- Food Coloring and Vinegar: If you aren’t into buying the store kit, you can easily replicate it from home. You will need water, plastic cups, a spoon, vinegar, and food coloring. Boil half a cup of water for each color you will want. For example, if you want 6 colors, boil 3 cups of water. Add half a cup of water to each plastic cup with a half cup of vinegar and 6 drops of food coloring in each cup. Add your eggs and use a spoon to get them out of the cup.
To spice up your egg décor, add stickers to your eggs before coloring them for a 3-D effect. You can, also, use sponges to sponge on a design to your eggs. Depending on your child’s ability and concentration, you can make some pretty creative eggs. I can’t wait to do eggs again this year. What other creative ways do you know to color Easter Eggs?