One of my absolute favorite Easter traditions is dyeing eggs with my parents. For as long as I can remember, my dad has gotten a kick out of mixing all the colors together and attempting to make a black egg. From an early age, he taught me to do the same. Mom’s rule is that we have to make one “good” egg of each color, then we’re free to mix colors as we please. We have a contest to see who can get the ugliest egg; sometimes the winner is a dark gray, sometimes it’s army green, sometimes it’s baby-poop brown…we like the challenge of continually trying for something uglier than the last one.
We were going to do our annual egg-dyeing today, but my dad ended up having to work, so it got postponed until tomorrow. In the meantime, since we’d promised Little Crafter an egg project, I decided we’d try something I saw in the March issue of Family Fun. It involves using crayons on really hot hard-boiled eggs. I was a part-intrigued, part-skeptical. Then, I saw a post over at Red Ted Art where she actually tried it with her son and it turned out pretty well. I figured, why not give it a go. Here’s what we did: