Wednesday, 7 April 2010
Easter Holiday Ideas Part 2 - Colouring Eggs
As the chickens are laying well at the moment we decided we would decorate some eggs today. For this I filled 3 containers with different food colourings - they need to be have quite a lot of food colouring in them to dye the eggs. I also added a tablespoon of vinegar to fix the colour. I then got out all our arty supplies which included stickers, glue, paint, glitter etc - let your imagination go wild :-) I used an egg box to pop in some paint and glue and this worked really well - not sure why I hadn't ever thought of it before!
We popped the eggs into the colourings but found they took a little while to colour the eggs. Thinking about it now it would have been best to leave them for a few hours really to get vivid colours. The red worked really well and the yellow worked OK but the green didn't work at all in the time we had.
I dried the eggs off a little and the kiddies started prettifying them. Baby Sweetpea in particular spent ages on this and really enjoyed herself. She painted and painted, stuck stickers on, painted and painted a bit more. She even used both hands at once to make sure it was completely covered !
The older sweepeas also enjoyed this but did get sidetracked by a tractor going around the field next door hence no photos of them doing theirs.
The end products, they loved the googly eyes. I particularly like the glitter on middle sweetpeas egg (left) and the cape on older sweetpeas egg (right) and of course the shiny paint on baby sweetpeas egg (in the middle).