Wednesday, April 8, 2009

egg-tastic

egg coloring is a super fun and sometimes very messy time had by all. so this year, here are a few tips to keep things fun, pretty, creative and a little neater...

start off by making the perfect boiled eggs. cover the eggs with water in a pot and bring to boil. once it's at a boil, turn off the heat, cover the pot and let sit for 30 minutes.

blowing an egg...i have to admit, this one scares me. family fun swears this is the secret...
first shake the egg (uncooked) to break the yolk. Then use a small nail to make a hole in
the top and bottom of the egg. Blow gently until
the egg is empty.

dying your eggs can be done with standard food coloring...or you can buy the "name your fav character" dying kit at the store.

now it's time to spice those eggs up...family fun has some really fantastic and family friendly ideas for the kiddos...

wrap rubber bands around egg, covering completely and dye. let dry...and you get this beauty.

to create this beauty...you drizzle rubber cement on the egg and let dry...then dye it...remove the rubber cement...and viola!

when dying the eggs, use tongs to add and remove eggs from dye...and slap on some rubber gloves to protect those pretty hands from the blue dye!

For a quick egg-drying stand, use a paper towel tube cut into sections...and place eggs on top.

more fun and creative egg decorating how to's over at family fun...

danyele @ a thorn among roses

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  1. I would never have thought of rubber cement! GREAT IDEAS!

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