Yesterday afternoon we had a little Easter egg dying party! G was SO excited to color these–he watched like a hawk while we hard boiled the dozen. Since I only make eggs this way once a year, I will fully admit I don’t really know what I’m doing! Last year I was super disappointed when one or two of the eggs cracked and leaked in the pot. This year, I learned a trusty trick and all 12 survived the boiling phase…Did you know that if you cover the eggs with cold water in the pot, then turn it up to a boil, they do better? You just bring them to a boil for a minute or two, then remove from the heat and cover the pot for 12ish minutes. Also, adding one tablespoon of vinegar helps seal any cracks that happen during the boiling process. Sorry if this is completely obvious to you–I was just so excited to learn this! Yay! We also tried a new little trick while dying them…Double dipping! I was SO impressed with G, for being patient and super careful with the eggs in the little dye baths. He has grown up so much! I love how some of the eggs turned out to have clean, defined lines and others blended together like watercolors. Yum. While we waited for the dye to dry, we gussied up an old egg carton with a coat of mint green paint, a coffee filter rose, & a doily. The eggs will be transported safely & stylishly to Grandma’s house this weekend! We arranged them so that the two-tone would be a surprise when you pull them out of the carton! (:
Happy Easter Darlings!!