With Easter approaching dyeing eggs is always on a parent’s mind and it tends to sneak up on us. A few years ago I tried some alternative methods, you can see those here, and kept coming across the graphic to the left, an Easter egg rainbow. I really wanted to try them ALL but I just couldn’t find the time.
Last year (2015) I finally decided to give it a try and I loved the colors, of course half way through I wondered what mad person had talked me into this idea, but the kids and I had fun, even my husband got into it, and I was glad we did it.
We tend to dye many eggs each year and on top of traditional egg dyeing, we also put a more “Reason for the Season” approach, which you can see here. So, I set out to by a ton of eggs and lots of dye!
We decided to do a row at a time to keep the project manageable and after normal set up, we were on our way. Here are our results
and here are the 2 pictures side by side
You will notice that 2 eggs are missing, they are Mint Green and Stormy blue, no matter what we did, we could not get these to turn out. We tried more time and less time but the color just didn’t work, we even remade the colors to make sure they were right, I would just skip them if you attempt any of the Coloring Guide, or try them and tell me what we did wrong 🙂
You might also notice that some other colors that aren’t exactly like pictured on the guide, but if they made it to the egg carton, they got the seal of approval from the kids!
Anyway, I know that there are those out there that are very particular about their egg colors and seem to be searching for that perfect shade of blue or purple, and there are those who will be hosting or attending an Easter brunch or spring gathering and might find that perfect egg color a valuable find. We just had fun making a rainbow of eggs and I hope you do too!
For more Easter ideas and treats click here. Enjoy!
Bet + fam 🙂