Sunday, March 23, 2008

Prepare to Dye

This week was our time to color Easter eggs. As usual, we waited until just before the weekend. That way I could throw the eggs out in a couple days. Lady Di and Sweet Pea are the only ones in the house that like to eat boiled eggs. I can't even stand the smell of them in the refrigerator. I will leave a few of the especially artistic eggs in the fridge for a while, but the plain old pastels get a quick trip to the landfill.

Here's another tip. Don't tell your five year old girl about dying eggs until you get home and are ready to do it. When we mentioned it, she demanded that we start boiling the eggs in the van, on the ride home. When we did get home, we tormented her even more by boiling the eggs more than ten seconds and allowing them time to cool.

We usually get the cheap Paas tablets, line up the vinegar filled coffee cups and start dunking. This year we upgraded to the Star Wars Ultimate Jedi Egg Decorating Kit. The kit included plastic Star Wars sleeves to shrink around the egg. The kit also includes a plastic C3PO mask.

The kids had their plan of egg attack ready. The yellow egg would be C3PO, the green is Yoda, red is Darth Maul and we were going to dump all the colors together at the end to make a black Darth Vader egg.

Here are some of our creations. The Darth Vader black egg didn't really work, so he got dyed pink instead.

Happy Easter to all.


SciFi Dad said...

Those eggs rock!

I have never seen the shrink wraps before... how do they work? A sleeve and then a hair dryer to tighten?

Dad Stuff said...

SF Dad-Lowering the egg and sleeve in hot water did the trick. Even I was able to do it.

Anonymous said...

Yes! Very wise to not talk about coloring the eggs until you are ready to go right to it. A few times I made the mistake of buying the dye when M was with me and she proceeded to beg me to color eggs until we colored the eggs two days later. Not fun.

Happy Easter!

ALF said...

It must be so much fun to have kids around and get to do all this fun stuff with them...

DJ Kirkby said...

This post made me laugh. Chopper hates the smell of boiled egg too! The eggs look pretty good, my mom sent us some shrink wraps but we haven't used them yet.

Lex Ham Rand said...

Happy Easter!

Star Wars Eggs - amazing!

creative-type dad said...

Wow! Cool Eggs.

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