While the grands were here this week, Walker and I spent time one morning dying Easter eggs. I had already purchased a PAAS egg coloring kit and had been saving eggs for several weeks. "Saving eggs?" you ask. For details on how to make these special eggs that are a tradition in my family, go HERE.
In Walker's own words, here are the directions for dying Easter eggs:
- First, get out the "Tuperwares" (note: any plastic container counts as Tuperware)
- Drop in the candy (hint: the tablets that come in the Easter egg dying kit)
- Pour in the water
- Stir it up
- Dye the eggs
I told Walker to listen carefully for the dye to stop fizzing. That would tell us when it was time to start dying the eggs.
He didn't seem to mind getting his fingers in the colored dye, and he was careful not to break a single egg. Since these eggs are hollow, they are quite fragile.
In practically no time, we had dyed 16 eggs. I had bought the 9-color PAAS kit, since it was the same price as the traditional 6-color kit. The 9-color kit has a wonderful blue that is different from the traditional robin's eggs blue. The other two added colors are a beautiful pale pink and a bright lime green.
Late yesterday afternoon Walker had fun hunting the eggs. He was practicing for the egg hunt tomorrow at church.
He is using a basket that I painted for his daddy in 1988.
Happy Easter, everyone! And happy egg hunting!
Since good times with the grandchildren are definitely one of my favorite things, I'm linking up with Laurie at Bargain Hunting and Chatting with Laurie. Be sure to visit her to see what favorite things other bloggers are sharing this weekend.