My husband had to work yesterday, so I was flying solo on egg duty.
I decided to try the muffin tin strategy.
First I covered the table with an old plastic table cloth that I keep and reuse for messy projects.
Next, I mixed up the dye in measuring cups.
The kids watched the tablets dissolve.
They asked what dissolve meant and we talked about that.
It was very Pioneer Woman-y and home school-y.
I poured the dye into muffin tins. I only filled them about 1/3-1/2 way full.
There are 6 colors in a PAAS dye kit. Each kid got half a tin to him/herself.
No one had to share colors.
No one fought over the red.
I saved the rest of the dye. Just in case.
Each kid got 10 eggs.
Well, except for the baby.
She got a lollipop.
It helped to wash down the paint she somehow got a hold of, and it kept her occupied during the dyeing.
Then, they got their muffin tins and they got busy.
The fact that the entire egg didn’t submerge wasn’t a problem.
In fact, it made it really easy to dye the eggs 2 different colors, which the kids thought was very cool.
They came out pretty neat. Neat enough for the kids. I’m not concerned about having Martha Stewart quality eggs. I just want the kids to have fun…
And they did.
Turning them over wasn’t a problem either.
I also bought an egg stamping kit.
The stampers didn’t work very well.
But the kit came with a little paint brush, and that worked well with the stamp pad.
The kids loved painting on the eggs.
Nobody tipped anything over.
No one even cried.
They just cooperated.
It was an Easter miracle.
That is, until the eggs were left unattended.
And Number 7 got her hands on them.
I don’t think those suckers are gonna be rising from the dead anytime soon.
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