Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Easter Family Home Evening

Last night was Family Night. Not just any old Family night...Easter FHE! One of the kid's favorite traditions for Easter is the Decorating of the eggs. It is probably one of my favorites as well.

Dan and I like doing it and each year we like coming up with a silly, quirky, or extravagant egg. This year Dan's quirky egg was Jack the Pumpkin King from Nightmare Before Christmas (Not very Easter related but hey). The kids liked it so much they made one of their own as well.
Ethan's is far left, Dan's is the middle, and Kiera's is on the right.

I didn't do much of one this year but I think that was due to the fact I was expecting to hold Emma the entire time. I did get to do a few though. Here's a shot of all the finished ones.
The way we do our eggs is pretty simple. It is the way I grew up doing it as well. 

Step 1
Boil your eggs and let them cool

Step 2
Color cooled eggs with crayons. Crayola is best. Other ones seem to flake off too much.

Step 3
Boil some water and add to individual cocoa mugs (about 1 cup each). Add 1 TBSP of apple cider vinegar to each and then add 6-8 drops of desired food coloring. Once the eggs have been drawn on to your satisfaction drop the eggs (one at a time) in colors with a spoon and let them sit until they are fully colored. Once the desired color is achieved, lift them out and let dry on the original packaging. Easy Peasy. *you can reheat your water in the microwave if the coloring process is slowing down.

The kids love it and are so proud of each and every egg that comes out of the coloring solution. I love how simple it is and love not having to purchase those cheap coloring kits every year. Now we just need to figure out how to keep the kids from dropping them and cracking every other one :) So glad these are boiled!

Happy Coloring!

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