While browsing at Michael’s Craft Store, I came upon a package of ‘Decorative Easter Eggs’. A dozen fake easter eggs which are supposedly dyeable.
I was thinking how nice it would be to show off the kid’s eggs as every year we spend a ton of time dyeing the eggs only to them stick them in a container in the refrigerator only to be seen when the door is opened. I also wouldn’t have to deal with cranky children when they dropped or cracked their eggs. And no more smelly eggs! Seemed like a great idea!
And it was. The kids loved it although we did run into a couple of problems. For one, the eggs since they are light weight and apparently hollow, they float so when we needed to dunk them in the dye, the kids had to use hold the egg down into the water which help to create messy hands and a mess. (Thank goodness for plastic tablecloths for easy clean up!)
Another issue we ran into was the eggs just wouldn’t pick up the colors except for pink. Which to my two boys was not the color of choice but it had to be if they wanted their eggs with color. Other colors tried to come out but certainly not as successful as the color pink. But, regardless it was really the process and not the end result for my kids. Both of them were able to participate in the annual event of dyeing Easter eggs and that’s what we did even though they weren’t spectacular looking.
So despite all the positives of dyeing plastic eggs, I miss the vibrant colors of using real eggs and we will go back to dyeing regular eggs next Easter!