Dippity Do – Easter Egg Fun

Easter is just around the corner and one of the great activities to participate in this and every Easter season is coloring the Easter eggs. Easter eggs are simple and fun to color; you just need to take note of the following tricks.

Easter eggs usually start with hard-boiled eggs, so buy a dozen or two to color with. Gently lower them into boiling water for about 10 minutes. The eggs will cook and go hard. Now let them dry.

The easiest way to color your Easter eggs is to purchase an Easter Egg Coloring Kit. These kits usually include dyes to paint your Easter eggs in various colors, stencils or stickers to decorate and design them, and an Easter egg holder so that they dry easily. Most kits cost a few dollars and are very practical.

You can also make your own color dye. You can mix about 1 tablespoon of food coloring with half a teaspoon of vinegar, then add about 1/2 cup to a third cup of water. Now simply dip your Easter egg into the colored cup of water. The longer the egg stays in the water, the deeper and darker the color will generally be.

Also, you can paint your Easter eggs by hand. You can find many watercolor paints or other types of paints to design and decorate your eggs. Even undiluted food coloring generally works. It is important to note that you should not eat eggs that you have used paint on.

Creating or decorating your egg is fun and easy too. Once the eggs are hard, you can glue stickers to the egg, use a brush to thinly coat a creative design, or glue scraps of construction paper to your egg. Many people even dress their Easter eggs in dolls or handmade clothing made from cotton or other fabrics.