Happy Easter, friends. I tried to get some rest yesterday since I had a fever on Friday. And if you've ever been pregnant and sick before, you know how miserable it is to be pregnant and sick. I wasn't able to take a nap, but I was able to just rest. And fix Easter baskets.
And in the afternoon we dyed eggs and decorated cookies at my sister's house.
We only found one egg dyeing kit, which was supposed to make these fun swirly designs on the eggs, but it really just made spots. And the colors were very light, so we also made some of our own dye where we could control the depth of the colors. Often times, the kids moved their eggs from the swirly dyes to the food dyes.
To make the dyes, we used:
approximately 1/8-1/4 C White Vinegar
approximately 3/4 C or more of hot water
10-18 drops of food coloring
Basically, the vinegar and hot water combine to make about a cup of liquid. Then just add as much dye as you want to create the color you like.
That's my nephew, Maui. I've never seen a kid take such care and consideration when designing and dyeing Easter eggs.
We also did some egg tie dyeing, (mostly) following HelloBee's tutorial.
Then we ended in the best way possible. With cookies!
Lots of cookies!