Easter Egg Dying Party

 Written By Amy

Happy Easter week!  Easter welcomes in the spring with bunnies and colorful eggs and bright plastic grass.  More importantly, it is a remembrance of one of the greatest events in the history of mankind.  On Easter, after three dark, bitter and grief filled days, Jesus triumphantly rose from the dead, walked on the soft ground outside his displaced tombstone, and went forward to proclaim the truth of God’s love to humankind.

We have family traditions during Easter week, one of them gathering with friends to dye eggs together.  My friend Christine and I read the story of Easter to the kids from the bible (and picture books when they were younger) and discuss with them the meaning of the cross.  It’s a tradition we look forward to each year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hannah, her best friend Briana and Maddie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christine (on right)  and Vera (her nanny and friend from Germany who was here for a visit) do a little egg coloring themselves

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hunter and Roxie (he wrote “Roxie”) on every one of his eggs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ryan, showing off his amazing eggs!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Egg races!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Easter from Briana, Hannah, Brad, Dillon, Ryan, Hunter and Maddie!!

 

Here are some egg-dying tips from Squidoo:

How to make a perfectly hard boiled egg        

The first step to a great Easter egg is boiling the egg. You don’t want your eggs to crack, because then they don’t look as nice, and aren’t as appealing to eat when the dye seeps into the egg. Follow these instructions for a perfectly hard boiled egg.
Instructions Put a single layer of eggs in a large pot, and cover with COLD water (about 1 inch above eggs). Turn on the heat under the eggs and as soon as they come to a full boil, remove them from the heat and let them sit in the hot water for about 15-20 minutes.
After the 15-20 minutes either remove eggs with a slotted spoon and place in a colander, or drain hot water from pot then rinse eggs with cool water until eggs feel cool. Place on paper towels to dry.

 

Tye-Died Rubber Band Eggs 

Wrap several rubber bands around a hard-boiled egg (careful to not crack the egg!) Dip it into a bowl containing the mixture of food color, vinegar and water. Let it stay there for a while. Then remove the egg, pat it dry and take off the rubber bands. The areas covered by rubber bands will still have the original egg shell color and have a tye-dye effect.
You can dye the eggs a solid color before applying the rubber bands, or leave the eggs their original color.

 

What is your favorite Easter tradtion? Leave us a comment and let us know!

 

 

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