I admit that for the past two years we’ve not colored Easter eggs in our home. I think I’ve always been so busy running around to shop for egg fillers, basket stuffers and Easter outfits that the egg coloring gets lost in our pre-Easter shuffle.
Just when I though I had egg coloring ready for ’09, I could not find the Star Wars-themed egg coloring kit I had bought (for last year’s eggs, actually). I found it when I was unpacking in March put it somewhere safe and then promptly forgot where that safe spot was. I hope to find it for next year…
Well, my pantry to the rescue again and the simple use of food color for this year’s eggs and hand-written names in crayon. No Star Wars stickers but they had fun just the same.
Color combos we loved: 5 yellow + 1 red yields Orange Sunset
6 red + 4 blue yields Purple
24 red + 2 blue yields Watermelon Red
3 blue + 2 green yields Teal
I didn’t prep for it this year but next year I plan to use ingredients from my garden and/or the vegetable bins in my refrigerator to create natural dyes. I think my kids will find it intriguing (like a science experiement).