Coloring Easter Eggs is part of the fun at Easter time.
Be prepared to perhaps make a little mess, well maybe a lot!
Nannie CanDo shares some tips and techniques she uses and some she has found when researching this fun topic.
Did you know?
In ancient Egypt and Persia eggs were exchanged to mark the Equinox (the time when the sun crosses the plane of the earth's equator, making night and day of approximately equal length all over the earth and occurring about March 21)
Later on Christians used them as a symbol of Jesus Christ's Resurrection.
Since these days eggs have become a tradition to give at Easter.
It is used as a symbol of the start of a new life, similar in theory to the hatching of a new chick.
For some more very interesting facts on the Easter egg, Easter egg hunts etc visit my dear friend Batya's website at Best Meaningful Gifts.
Before you can paint or decorate your eggs you will need to prepare it.
You can use hard boiled eggs or you can blow your eggs. This is much more fun and can be messy!
Blowing The Egg
The best way to learn how to do this is to see how to do it
Here are several videos that give you some really good tips and are quite fun to watch.
Compliments of SevenAwesomeKids on YouTube Thanks kids you are very clever!
Compliments of kanmurimori on YouTube Thanks Jason, you did that really well for a grown up!
Now that the eggs are blown, rinsed and dried the fun of coloring Easter eggs begins.
Coloring Easter Eggs
Material You Will Need
Food color dyes
Bowls for the dye mixture
Paint and paint brushes
Egg holder, you could use the egg carton for this or cut up small paper cardboard strips and make stand up rings
Your Working Instructions
If you choose to just paint your egg then this is easy.
Get ready to make a little mess.
Cover the working table with old newspapers or an old cloth.
Don't forget to pop a paint smoke over your clothes!
You can use a paint brush or perhaps a sponge to paint your eggs, use a marker to draw eyes and a mouth perhaps.
Dyeing The Eggs
Make up bowl of different food dye according to the packet directions
Place you egg or eggs into the bowls and leave to soak for about 5 minutes.
Make sure that all the egg surface is colored, you may need to turn the egg now and again.
You may like to just color a section of the egg.
You can do this by either holding part of the egg in the dye or making up a wire egg holder and suspending it partially in the liquid.
Rotate the egg to dye another section in a different color.
Stand your eggs and allow them to dry then store them away safely ready for the fun at the Easter hunt!
Draw crayon on the surface of the egg before you dye it.
The wax in the crayon prevents the dye from getting onto the surface.
You can also use rubber bands to block off sections of the egg. This will leave interesting patterns on the surface.
Perhaps you could write your name or a love message.