Lightbulb idea: Easter egg coloring for little ones

4/21/2011 07:44:00 PM

I read about this idea last year in some Parent magazine and thought it was clever. Have I ever done it, no? That's because last year my child was about 10 months old and wasn't big on dyeing eggs.

For less mess with little ones, put an un-colored, hard boiled egg in the center of a whisk and have your child use THAT as the dipper. The egg will still get colored, yet won't fall all over the place.

...do-do-do... "The more you know."

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8 comments:

  1. Hi! I've recently stumbled upon your blog through turtleparade. Thought I would share another Easter egg coloring bit that I discovered recently. Cut up lots of pieces of bright colored tissue paper, get some hard boiled eggs and a cup of water. Dip tissue paper in water and "paper mache" the egg. Once you peel the paper off the egg you will get come cool colors....and no color spattered tables and walls. (although you do need to have the spattered walls experience at some time or another :))

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  2. Megan - I LOVE that idea! I'm going to buy some colored tissue paper TOMORROW. (I've never seen egg dye here and that's a GREAT idea!)

    So nice to meet you - thanks for the comment! And thanks for reading. :)

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  3. ...and then Megan swooped in with a genius idea! BOOM!

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  4. The whisk is a great idea. I think I will try that tonight. It will be Cameron's first time coloring eggs!

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  5. Both great ideas! I like ways to dye eggs so you can still eat em.

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  6. The whisk works wonderful! We tried it for the first time last year and although all our eggs turned out BROWN because S had to dip every one in every color, she still had a blast and there was no mess. ;) I'm hoping this year, she can restrain herself and just pick one color. Ha.

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  7. I'm looking forward to the tissue paper this year! Glad you like it. Wish I could recall where I saw the idea...I'm a bit of a web/blog surfer occasionally. I think next year, when my little man is over the age of three I will be attempting the more "traditional" egg coloring and the whisk is an excellent idea! But this year, he makes enough messes without me adding to them!

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  8. Love both ideas! Have a whisk and plen ty of tissue paper laying around the house

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