Tuesday, March 23, 2010

WFMW — Decorating Easter Eggs

Several years ago, as in more than ten, when we lived in New Jersey and only had three children, we purchased an egg spinner to decorate our Easter eggs. At the time, and until about a year or so ago, the only place I'd seen it was at a specialty toy store or in catalogs.

Our biggest challenge since purchasing the egg spinner was not each child taking their turn as we passed it around the table, it was finding an egg kit with some of the water-soluble liquid dye in little packets that we could use in the spinner.

Then the challenge was not mixing red and blue (for purple) and then forgetting and putting some yellow in before we rinsed it out. Brown eggs aren't as pretty.

Last year, I saw the egg spinners at Wal-Mart for $5.00. Since we have four kids now I picked up another one so that egg decorating would go just a little faster.

This year I decided that at $5.00 a pop, we could go ahead and get one for each of them.

Plus if we have oodles of grandkids someday, we'll be the go-to house for egg decorating.

I also got some packages of the egg coloring kits that have the little color packets in them. We just throw away whatever else comes with it (bags or something).

Here are our eggs from last year.

The kids look forward to this every year, and for us it's much easier than the other methods. This is what 'works for us' when we color our Easter eggs.

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Mari said...

They look great! We don't do eggs anymore, but if we did I would be looking for this kit.

Julie Bagamary said...

They are beautiful!

Betsy said...

I love how they have that marbled look! Would you believe our family has never colored eggs? Just one of those traditions that never happened...strange! I think they are so pretty!

Kansas Amy said...

That's great! I may have to go buy a spinner now, because we have zero but do like to color eggs!

Lora said...

That makes very pretty eggs!! I've never tried anything like that~we usually just do the regular food color. This year I'd love to try dyeing some with natural dyes, just for fun, but will have to see if we have time for that. It'll probably just be the easy way:)

Heather @ Marine Corps Nomads said...

Your eggs turned out beautiful last year. We had one of these at one point. I'm not sure if we still do. We never actually used it for Easter eggs. My daughter claimed it to play with. She likes how it would spin. ;)

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