The kids love to tie-dye Easter eggs and I love that it keeps those little hands busy for at least a good hour. We color eggs year round a lot of the time. It’s one of the few times they are still and I get to relax or catch up on things around the house. Amazon has some cool pretty cool Paas Tie Dye Easter Egg coloring kits for my favorite hippy trippy tie-dyed look (refer back to child of the 60’s). I also buy my Paas kits at Walmart but I’m sure you can find them other places as well (however, I won’t receive a commission if you do, lol). If you’re going on an Easter egg hunt or having one, I suggest picking up several kits, 1 per dozen eggs.
Tie Dye Easter Coloring Kit
1 Dozen Boiled Eggs -> per coloring kit
Bowls of Water to rinse brushes
You will need to boil your eggs using 2 T salt (or more) to keep the eggs from cracking. By adding the salt, my eggs never crack. Never. It’s always best to use room temperature eggs to boil. I take mine out of the fridge the night before boiling. This may help to keep them from cracking as well although I’ve always said it’s because of the salt. I boil mine hard boiled (approximately 10 minutes). Runny Easter eggs are no fun.
I spread out newspapers on the table so the kids don’t get the dye everywhere and I use separate plates for each color. While all of their artistic skills are shining through, I get to sit down, skim the news headlines & enjoy a great cup of Folgers coffee. Many times I’ve cleaned the entire house before they finish painting their eggs. It really is a fun project and the eggs look better to me when they’ve been painted vs dipping.
I put the eggs in a vase for pictures but I keep our Easter eggs in the fridge to avoid “rotten eggs”.
I really love how hippy trippy tie-dyed Easter eggs look. Im considering letting the kids paint me some wooden Easter eggs for a table setting.
Use up all of those hippy trippy tie-dyed Easter eggs in egg salad, potato salad and of course deviled eggs.
Deviled eggs “green eggs and ham” recipe:
1 dozen hard boiled eggs, peeled
Green Easter egg dye
Small diced pieces of ham
Salt & “peppa”
After peeling the eggs, let the eggs sit in the egg dye until you have the desired color.
Cut the bottom off the eggs so they will stand up, and cut the top off to stuff the eggs. Remove egg yolks from eggs and put in a bowl.
Add 1 T mustard, 2 T sour cream, diced ham as desired, 2 teaspoons dill relish, parsley, salt and pepper as desired.
Mix everything together.
After stuffing, sprinkle paprika on the tops and serve cold.
Happy Easter to you and yours from Shabby Chic Boho.
*post from the archives, dusted off, updated links, from lack of inspiration.