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.

Little sweetpeas egg in progress, you can never have too much paint :-)


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).

9 comments:

  1. Well the sweetpeas really deserve the 'all that glitters' award this week!
    The eggs look great, and really take me back to my gran and her lessons in dyeing eggs with onions, dandelions and gorse!
    Thanks for sharing
    Dan
    -x-

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  2. Ohh they are so sweet,i got a small kit to dye our eggs this year,49p "cheep" it was fantastic the eggs coloured really well, (i had lots of fun even if no one else in the house was intrested)i also decorated them with loads of stickers....oh the child in me!!hugs xx

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  3. Awwww, gorgeous. There's nothing to match the enthusiasm of a tiny person let loose with paint and glitter!

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  4. Breat projects you all are doing over your way, my eldest was introduced to embroidery this evening and completed her first item, she's quite shuffed about it.

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  5. The googly eyes are excellent! I want some. Well actually a lot. The kids would put them on just about anyting.

    Looks like you all had such a lovely time!

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  6. Nothing beats a bit of paint and glitter - those days in this household don't happen much now!

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  7. Looks like lots of fun :) Love the shiny egg & googly eyes! We have a lot of distraction from tractors going past over here too x

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  8. It looks like the Sweetpeas had a lot of fun making these, and they turned out fab.

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  9. What fun they are all having, its nice too see such creativeness with young ones. Julie.C

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