Sunday, April 17, 2011


Despite my er, "adventureness" tendency as a mother,
(read: letting the boys cook despite the mess, run around in the rain despite getting soaked, etc)
I admit the ONE thing I have never done (with the older boys nor the little ones)
is dye Easter Eggs.
The pans, the dye, the  vinegar
it's just a disaster waiting to happen
and I know that I would be yelling the whole time.

Besides, my church does it EVERY year, so the experience is not lost to the boys.

This year, however....
I stumbled upon a FANTASTIC way to dye eggs and Nonnie was just as into it as I was.

First, I give you: the RESULTS:

I think we ROCKED it out!

This is by no-means a tutorial,
(just google and you should find several step-by-steps)

In short - the above eggs were created with men's neck ties! 
We cut them up and wrapped the eggs in the pieces of fabric.
 Boiled the eggs (with the wraps on).
And then, have a TON of fun unwrapping them to see what treasure awaits inside!

Logan showing off a peeled egg!

Austin showing off his boiled egg!

We LOVED this activity!
And I'm sure it will be making an annual appearance at our house!


Kjbikakis said...

Wow those look so cool!!
We've only colored easter eggs out our house a couple of times becuase of the crazy mess that comes with it, and also because the only people that end up eating the eggs after their colored are my parents lol. Maybe i can convince my mom to let us do those!
Happy Sunday!
-Kirstie Bikakis

Steph said...

Wow! That is fantastic!

Guatmama said...

THAT IS SOOOOO COOL- stay tuned, gonna do it at our house too!

Bobbi said...

Now, those are nice looking eggs........we may just have to try this!!

Hannah said...

Those are cool! I've never heard of doing eggs that way. Very very cool :)

Dena said...

that looks awesome!!! way better than dying