Thursday, April 9, 2009
Frugal Family Fun - More Than Just Coloring Easter Eggs
Decorating Easter Eggs can be as simple or elaborate as you prefer. Most of the ideas listed will use supplies you probably already have at home. With a quick web search, you will find ideas for the elaborate projects.
- Wrap the egg in rubber bands before setting in dye cup. We've tried this one before and it works very well.
- Add some vegetable oil to the dye for a shiny effect - This is a new one we will be trying this year.
- Use crayons, light or white will look good with darker dyes. You will see the dye will not be absorbed where the crayon was used. This works best when the egg is still warm enough for the wax from the crayon to soften and melt on the egg as you color.
- If you are feeling especially creative, pull out some paintbrushes and acrylic paints and let your imagination run wild. (If you will be eating the eggs, please don't forget to ensure that the paints are non-toxic.)
- If you are interested in natural methods for dying the eggs, check out Blissfully Domestic's article, Coloring Easter Eggs Naturally.
Does your family dye Easter eggs using another technique?
This post is linked to:
Frugal Friday by Life as Mom.
We were thinking about doing the tye die effect with old silk ties this year....looks neat since I keep seeing it all over the web!
I'm stopping by to let you know that I've posted my Favorite Ingredients Friday Easter Edition recipe exchange (I posted Easter cupcakes).
Do you have an Easter recipe you'd like to share? :)
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