After a lovely, traditional, Easter-y morning, we set about to dye eggs with ingredients from our kitchen.
Some of our hens lay white eggs, which work beautifully, but we also tried a couple of the paler green and tan colored ones. I let Camille, Sylvia, and Ayla loose with the food stuff, and each egg was wrapped in a separate square of foil with the chosen dye ingredients. The girls really enjoyed experimenting with color combinations, and most eggs had several ingredients wrapped around them.
We went for a long walk to enjoy the sunshine even though it had just finished sleeting. Ack, this spring weather!
Back at home, we finished unwrapping and admiring the eggs and proceeded to eat several of them. I think little Ayla ate at least three.
No day seems to be complete around here without some dress-up play.
P.S. My kids first learned this technique for egg dyeing at a homeschool class at Aldo Leopold Nature Center.
P.P.S. Camille left one egg to sit in its foil wrapper overnight, and the results were even more rich, saturated colors. If you try this technique and have the patience for it, I would recommend leaving them sit longer than an hour.