I avoid egg dyeing like the plague. It just seems so messy and chaotic to me, especially with small kids. There are tons of amazing ideas out on the interwebs about alternative decorating, but I just opted to keep it simple and fun with supplies we had on hand.
I found a set of 12 plastic decorating eggs at Walmart for $2. They are lightweight and have a velvety soft finish to them, which absorbs dye (or in our case, paint). We used traditional kid paints which resulted in a beautiful watercolor look.
Songbird has the dexterity to handle a paintbrush on the rounded surfaces – although it required her full attention. In this shot she’s telling me she can’t look at the camera or she’ll loose her focus.
Bug did better applying his paint with a round foam pouncer.
In the time it took to eat a few chocolate Easter candies, the watercolors were dry and we busted out colorful Sharpies to add more details.
No designer-gorgeous eggs here. Just a dozen of handmade, heartfelt efforts. Should be fun to see where the bunny has hidden them tomorrow!