Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Egg-cellent Idea

Last week I was perusing some blogs and came across this post where a woman used Kool-Aid to color her Easter eggs.  The colors looked awesome and I was really intrigued.  Enough so that I emailed my sister and a few friends.  Because Tracy and I share the same brain most of the time, she was interested in how well it worked too.  We decided to test the waters together.

Friday morning her family came over to dye their eggs with us.  Tracy and Maddie worked on our solutions and decided which colors to mix or not mix.  I set the table and ran back and forth to the above mentioned blog to reread ideas she had on color mixing.  Soon enough everyone was seated and ready to start dying their five eggs.

Austin and Jake sat together.  Austin may be the fastest egg-dyer I've ever seen. 

He and Jake were seated together.  Jake is NOT the world's fastest egg-dyer.  My kids may have introduced some new habits to Tracy's kids.  Mainly the art of two-color egg-dying.

Every year on Easter my kids show up at church in wonderful new clothes and stained fingers.

I take that back.  RILEY is the world's fastest egg-dyer.  One color.  Egg after egg.  Tracy tried to get her to use different colors, but it was not to be.

Riley's eggs were all pink.  Except that stray Tracy snuck in there.

I love this picture...

I'm telling you: this girl is going to give those Runchey's a run for their money.  You know it's coming with just that look.

Maddie's a dunker and egg artist when given the time.


Ellie, Ellie, Ellie...

She was so excited for her finished projects.

And remember...they were made with Kool-Aid.  No vinegar.  These things smelled GREAT!

Ellie is also into counting lately.  She counts everything.  She counted her eggs no less than 10 times for us.

She touched those eggs no less than 500 times.  First she'd point and count.  Then she'd lift them out and count and show them to Tracy.  (Who, by the way, was on the side-lines all but begging her to stop touching the eggs.)  Then Ellie would remove an egg and none-too-gently drop place it on the table and count it for us.  Somehow she didn't crack a single egg.  Truly an Easter miracle.

Each time, she had five eggs.

And they smelled good, have I mentioned that?

The results?  I was happy and would definitely use it all again.  I hate the vinegar smell of Easter eggs so this Kool-Aid thing for that alone was worth it!

But an even better selling point was that the colors were actually really pretty!

All in all a very productive, entertaining, and enlightening morning!

1 comment:

Sheri said...

We need the recipe!! It sounds like a fabulous idea. I can tuck it away for my grand kids.....someday. :)