As long as I can remember, we’ve colored eggs by gathering coffee mugs and placing the little dye capsule in each mug. We added vinegar, water, and the boiled egg and waited for the eggs to turn different colors. Sometimes we dunked the eggs in different cups, which made them look psychedelic. This year, we tried something different with our grandchildren. We used the Eggmazing Easter Egg Decorator Kit. The egg spins around inside the contraption while the artist holds the marker, which dyes the eggs to make different designs. It was fun entertainment that lasted a long while. There were no cups to wash or a big mess to clean up afterwards.
Our grandkids were very proud of their creations. Papa and Grandma each got to color our own egg. We were happy to watch the kids have fun, but later next week, Papa and I will boil eggs and make our own!
Easter is the only time when it’s perfectly safe to put all of your eggs in one basket. ~Evan Esar
The new egg coloring contraption sounds fun, and no messy clean-up sounds better. I remember gathering mugs, the color tablet, and vinegar. Mess or not, it leaves fond memories. Belated Happy Easter!
I like the solid colors of the dyed eggs too, so I’m not ready to totally dismiss that method, I think! Time will tell. Happy Easter to you too!!
Your eggs are SO pretty! That sounds like a fun way to decorate.
At least one of my adult kids usually comes around to help decorate eggs (even all these years after their childhood.) However, this year it didn’t happen. Makes me a little sad. We’ll get back to it next year … and we’ll have a grandchild by then! She’ll be too young for egg-dying, just yet, but that’s okay. 🙂
Thanks, Tee. I boiled up extra eggs for our Easter celebration, and our kids ended up decorating them after the grandchildren went to sleep. Our big kids had fun making their own creations too. You will have to check out the Eggmazing Egg Decorator next year!