I‘ve always dyed Easter eggs. Just because my husband was working late and I now have an empty nest doesn’t mean I won’t be dyeing my eggs. So I called my daughter and she came over. I boiled my eggs in preparation for the dyeing process.
Now I don’t use those fancy schmancy kits that come with little tablets that are supposed to magically turn into awesome colors. Where is the adventure in that? We use food coloring. Food coloring can create some really nice colors, unless someone (and I’m not mentioning names here Mary) gets a little too flippant with the food colors.
Just stick with the basics I say, but she doesn’t listen and her creative urges take over. She adds the drops and changes the drops and then adds some more drops of another color, till she gets a color bath that resembles something like mud.
Voila, we have created the Eggly duckling. I don’t think I've ever colored eggs without at least one eggly duckling. There just always seems to be an indescribably weird color egg. There is a happy ending for my little eggly ducklings, however.
Ever have an egg fight on Easter? When we were kids, before we ate an egg, we would always have egg fights to see who had the toughest egg. Egg fights involved tapping our eggs onto our opponent’s eggs. The winner was the egg that didn’t crack. Well, I am happy to report this happy ending. Eggly ducklings always win!
Design tip…If you want your Easter eggs to have a nice shine, rub a little olive oil onto the egg and wipe off.