Thursday, March 28, 2013

Coloring Easter Eggs

I'm the first one to say I'm not going to do Pinterest much because I don't want to get addicted, but when I needed ideas for coloring Easter Eggs...where did I go first?  You guessed it.

It was fun, and I was delighted with some of the designs I found.  Sharing them would be fun, but I'm guessing some people don't like their photos shared, even if you cite the source.  So if you want to see my top three faves, I'll give the links.

My favorite was this Faux Gilded egg from Just Paint It.  I thought it had a great travel or map feel to it that I really liked!

My second favorite was the Glow in the Dark Easter Egg I found from Growing a Jeweled Rose. It is not a wild guess that the kids would love these, especially at nighttime.

And last but not least, I really liked these simple Twine Tied Eggs from Smart School House!  They look very easy to do and the twine adds just the right touch of festive to the project, without requiring a lot of time.

Of course there were a million other eggs I liked.  Star Wars characters, smiley faces, speckled robin's eggs, and so on and so forth.

In the end, because we'd been gone all weekend and didn't have a lot of time, we opted to just dye them with Vinegar and a color tablet (laugh if you want to, I did...all those elaborate plans and we did none of them, lol).  The dye tablets were simple, effective, and we thought it was fun.  But next year... maybe we'll be ready to move on to something more elaborate.

Simple Easter Egg Dye...Making Kids happy for years. But NEXT year, we might just get crafty. ;)

Are you doing eggs this year? If so, are they done yet? Do you get fancy, or keep it simple?

62 comments:

Kris @ beyond the whiskers said...

Your eggs look perfect for Easter. I particularly like the one tha says Dad.

mail4rosey said...

You're sweet. ;) I know it was simple and I almost feel guilty about it after looking at Pinterest, but we still had fun and they were still fun to hide and eat. :)

Heather{Our Life In a Click} said...

They came out great. Love them! We haven't done eggs in awhile but I use blown out eggs so I have almost all of the ones we've made over the years.

mail4rosey said...

I think the blown out eggs are such a fun idea. It's neat that you've saved yours!

Theresa said...

I am so sad, Mariah will be in Washington with her dad this Easter, so it's just me and my little Allison. We will be coloring eggs though. I haven't decided how we want to do them yet.

Jessica Dy said...

Those are pretty! My son is only 2 years old. So, it will be plastic eggs for the time being with this busy mom :). Thank you so-o much for stopping by my Blog. I am now your new fan!

Jessica
The Wondering Brain

Anonymous said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I've kind if started my egg decorating. Nothing really fancy. I thought it would be a great time to use my food coloring pins I got a long time ago. I did chevron patterns on mine. I'm thinking of putting pet treats in mine and giving them to some of my family and friends pets also. :) Can't wait to see more of your blog. Now following via bloglovin'. Have a wonderful day!

Christina
www.lsmcreation.com

alissa apel said...

My younger sister Terra always buys all the stuff. When I do color them I get fancy.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I haven't done colored Easter eggs since I was a little boy! Have a great Easter weekend :)

mail4rosey said...

I already know yours are going to be fabulous. I would expect not one thing less. :)

mail4rosey said...

Thanks for the visit and the follow, I just went back to your place to make sure I was following you too. :)

Chatty Crone said...

We have made eggs and we have eaten them already! lol sandie

mail4rosey said...

I went back and am following you on BlogLovin' too. It's taking me a little bit to get used to doing that (Bloglovin' being semi-new to me in terms of actually using it :) ). Thanks for the visit.

mail4rosey said...

Ah... I knew that. Before you said it. :) You and Theresa are both awesome at crafty things. :)

mail4rosey said...

Same to you, Keith!!

mail4rosey said...

Ours are all eaten now too. ;)

Sonya M. Jones said...

Your eggs came out great! Hosh, posh...art is what you make it, and the beauty that can be seen by others. The children loved the activity and it was time well spent doing something constructive. Sometimes the bottom line is all that matters. :) ♥

Anonymous said...

Maybe it's just me, but it seems like with eggs, the fancier we get with them, the harder it is for me to break off the shell and eat them. Like it'd be such a shame to ruin the kids' "artwork". ;)

mail4rosey said...

That's how I felt. We did it that way when I was a kid (just the color tablets) and I always loved it. This was fun here too, and we all enjoyed the egg hunt that ensued. ;)

mail4rosey said...

Hah! There's a huge plus for us, we had no problems at all eating our eggs. :) hehe

I loved your quilt that you posted about today!

Our Neck of the Woods said...

There are so many great egg ideas out there. Pinterest is chock full of them right now! Last year my family and I tried natural dyes with onion skins and different spices, and it didn't work out as well as we'd hoped and it was really messy! We all agreed never to try it again haha.

My chickens lay pretty brown, pink, and green eggs so I really don't have to dye them at all. They are lovely pastel colors so they come out perfect :)

mail4rosey said...

I saw people trying to replicate real chicken eggs, so you're the luckiest one. :)

Suzan Sweatman said...

It's too overwhelming Rosie - do I mod podge them? do I dye them? do I paint them?
In the end - for this year only - I decided to scramble them instead with rye bread toasted lmho............
Hope you have wonderful Easter,
Much love,
Suzan

mail4rosey said...

buwahahahahahahahaa

And I bet they were delicious. :)

Kristi Maloney said...

Your eggs are great. I love your honesty about wanting to do something elaborate/different and then sticking with the old standby. That's what we did. They even had spiderman stickers to put on the eggs, but didn't. They just wanted to keep it simple too I guess.

Raising Reagan said...

The glow in the dark eggs sound fun. We did some Easter egg coloring last weekend ... While it was fun for all of ten minutes for Reagan I'm sure she will enjoy it a little more when she's older.

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mail4rosey said...

I saw some eggs on Pinterest with stickers that turned out pretty fab too. A Disney theme is one that comes to mind. Stickers are a good idea for kiddos, I think. :)

mail4rosey said...

I loved those glow in the dark eggs, I thought they were awesome. I thought your Easter baskets were awesome too. She'll have two cool baskets with her name on them long after Easter has come and gone. :)

ChatterBlossom said...

This would be so much fun! I haven't dyed eggs in FOREVER!
-Jamie
ChatterBlossom

Pat Hatt said...

Haven't done them in a long time and sometimes easiest is best, nice job.

mail4rosey said...

It was fun. That dress you want for Easter is awesome. :)

mail4rosey said...

It was definitely the fastest, and I'm the only one who would have appreciated the creative ones anyone. Everyone else just wants to hurry up and find them so they can eat them. ;)

Jacquelineand.... said...

I've always had fun with Easter Eggs...might do some this weekend since you've inspired me!

menopausal mama said...

I love dying Easter eggs! This is my first year that I get to do it with my granddaughter so I am very excited!

Kate Coleman said...

Your eggs look just beautiful - and so much better than my "crafty" efforts!

Happy Easter.

Kate x
Kate at Home

mail4rosey said...

Have fun and Happy Easter. :)

mail4rosey said...

Hurrah for grandbabies! Our first will be here in May. :)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I don't color eggs but I sure love to boil then and eat them! I hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend! Sweet hugs!

mail4rosey said...

Hahaha, now that you mentioned it, MINE probably look better than my crafty efforts would have looked. ;) LOL!

mail4rosey said...

I hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend too. :)

Cyndi Calhoun said...

Wonderful post. Easter eggs...I love those glittery ones that shine and shine. LOL
And I'm leery of Pinterest for the same reasons you mention. :) Have a great Easter weekend.

mail4rosey said...

The first link I had was shiny, I like those kind too. :)

Lizbeth McGow said...

Since I have to make so many (yes 2 dozen to me is too many) I might just keep them simple...but I'm not sure...probably will come up with something "last minute funky" lol...Happy Easter my friend!

mail4rosey said...

Even your simple will be gorgeous, I bet. I've seen your work. :) Happy Easter to you too!

Ai Sakura said...

well at least you dyed your own eggs.. I think we're just gonna get chocolate eggs from the supermarket! ;p

Ai @ Sakura Haruka

Annmarie Pipa said...

this will be the first yr in many we are not...too much stuff going on!! next yr we will do double!!
Happy Easter!

Maria said...

not laughing one bit - the eggs look great - love the bright colors!! :) steve and i dyed eggs over the weekend with paas tablets and food dye and had so much fun!!
wishing you a wonderful weekend and a happy early easter!!
xoxox
maria

Masshole Mommy said...

The eggs look great! We are coloring ours on Sunday morning. I figured it would give the kids something to do while I start to work on our dinner :)

mail4rosey said...

And I bet they'll be well received. ;)

That made me remember chocolate eggs from yesteryear that I'd totally forgotten about. They had pretty yellow piping and tasted so gooood!

mail4rosey said...

Happy Easter to you!

mail4rosey said...

Happy weekend and early Easter to you too!

mail4rosey said...

Brilliant planning, and I bet they'll love it too. :)

Pam said...

I do the same thing---stalk Pinterest and then do my tried and true thing. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog yesterday via Thursday Favorite Things. I'm following you. Have a wonderful Easter.

mail4rosey said...

Thanks for the visit and follow back. :)

Courtney G said...

I like keeping it simple, so the vinegar and dye tablets are just fine for me too;) Everyone is too old now for egg coloring. I miss it!

mail4rosey said...

Aww, if you lived closer we'd gladly incorporate you into our holiday pre-activities (aka: we'd put you to work ;) ).

Colette S said...

What recipe did you use?

They are pretty and shouldn't we strive for fun and learning? It was and I"m sure your kids are happy. Sometimes we just have to ditch the elaborate :)

Now please share your vinegar recipe :)

mail4rosey said...

We bought Paas tablets/cups. The directions said drop the tablet in the cup, add vinegar to the first mark. When the tablet dissolves, stir and add water to the next line on the cup. Easy Peasy, and 99-cents too. ;)

We did have fun coloring the eggs. :)

~ Noelle said...

We did eggs today ....
Broxton was invited to an Easter Party at a friends house...
I am so glad she did egg dying, as we weren't doing them at our house this year...
:)

mail4rosey said...

What a fun idea party idea for the kiddos!

BusyWorkingMama said...

Those look great! We colored some last weekend and I thought about doing more but I'm rather tired of eating hard-boiled eggs :)

mail4rosey said...

They are good for a treat...but too many makes you glad they're only once a year. ;)