On Holy Saturday, we dyed Easter eggs, of course!
Did I mention we were sick? ;o)
Again, quiet day, not a lot of fuss. We tried our hand at natural dye this year. It was a lot of fun and I really love the colors we came out with.
We basically put our eggs in pans, covered them with water, threw in the dying agent and a splash of vinegar , and boiled/simmered them for 15 mins. This didn't make for very bright colors, so we took them off the heat and let them sit in the pans for awhile afterward.
there are eggs under there!
beets (I thought these would be pink!)
a can of cherry pie filling
instant coffee granules
frozen grape juice concentrate
spinach (*the spinach was not giving us any color and I got impatient. I cheated on this one, there were 3 drops of green food color in with the spinach)
we also used chili powder (light orange) and curry powder (yellow)
aren't they pretty?
These are the eggs we hide once the children are in bed. They hunt for them, along with their baskets, on Easter morning.