You know those cute pictures of young kids making complete messes. Yes, the ones with dye cups being spilled and freaking their auntie out,lol! How about my best tips and tricks for Easter egg coloring!
We always meet at Grandma’s (my mom) house to color eggs with our local cousins. I think it’s a fun tradition that is worth the mess! Over the year’s we have learned a few tips or tricks for Easter Egg coloring which I want to share with you.
1. Cook a couple dozen more eggs then you think you will need.
It seems that no matter how many eggs we have hard boiled that we never have enough. Our basic rule of thumb is a dozen eggs per each child.
2. Be sure to have aprons for all the children.
We luckily have acquired thick cloth aprons over the years. We even have enough to bring for my niece’s to wear.
3. Cover your surface with newspaper or plastic tablecloth.
You can almost always be sure that someone will spill a cup of dye. An accident will happen due to the excitement or the age of the children involved in the egg coloring.
4. Pick out fun accessories for your eggs.
We use white or clear crayons for designs but also have shrink wraps and stickers handy to decorate our eggs. Sometimes they are goofy cartoon characters and sometimes cutesy Spring designs.
So here goes to a super quick round-up of egg coloring cuties:
(Western) Easter Sunday is April 5, 2015
(Orthodox) Easter Sunday is April 12, 2015
Ash Wednesday is February 18, 2015
Palm Sunday is March 29, 2015
Good Friday is April 3, 2015
(Western) Easter Sunday is March 27, 2016
(Orthodox) Easter Sunday is May 1, 2016
Ash Wednesday is February, 10 2016
Palm Sunday is March, 20 2010
Good Friday is April, 25 2010
(Western) Easter Sunday is April 16, 2017
(Orthodox) Easter Sunday is April 16, 2017
Ash Wednesday is March 1, 2017
Palm Sunday is April, 9 2017
Good Friday is April, 14 2017
(Western) Easter Sunday is April 1, 2018
(Orthodox) Easter Sunday is April 8, 2018
Ash Wednesday is February, 14 2018
Palm Sunday is March, 25 2018
Good Friday is March, 30 2018
Julie @ Logger's Wife says
I’m so glad I saved one of the plastic tableclothes from my daughter’s birthday party a few weeks ago. It came in handy when we dyed eggs this morning. Unfortunately, the cup of spilled dye ended up all over the floor too. 😉
(visiting from the WFMW link-up)
Awww… we used to do this at my grandparents’ house as kids too. My Grandfather was the Grand Knight for the Knights of Columbus at our church for a few years, and they would hide hard boiled eggs for all the kids in church after every mass on Easter – so we literally had to color 100s of eggs! So fun! Thanks for linking up at #WeLoveWeekends
Janis Cox says
Looks like great fun. Do you explain the analogy of the egg?
Following you at 100HappyDays
I love the tip to make more eggs than you think you’ll need – so true! Thanks for joining us at #FridayFrivolity this week!
With 6 kids coloring eggs it’s hard to have enough eggs without feeling like you will have too many hard boiled eggs, lol.
What great tips! And it looked like you all had so much fun!!
Thanks for sharing at Manic Monday linky party!
Something Crunchy Mummy says
Fantastic tips. I’m not keen on crafts but tips like this make life easier. Thanks for linking up to #justanotherlinky xx
Sweet memories you’re making! Cousins really are our first friends lots of times.
Yes, cousins can be the best of friends and yearly traditions are so important.
Christia Colquitt says
Looks like such a fun time! Great tips here. Our Easter eggs have not always turned out great in the past so I will be needing these tips.
Sounds like a great family tradition! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Funtastic Friday.
Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!
What fun, looks like everyone had a ball. Plus you gave us some great tips, thanks so much this at the Dishing It & Digging It Link Party. Hope you made some great blog friends!
Have a great day 🙂