At this time of year I have little baskets of eggs all over the house.
These are my favourites. I made them a few years ago. They are real eggs, with the goop blown out and covered with thin strips of Japanese Paper. I saw them in a Martha Stewart magazine article and as a Japanese paper fanatic, I thought I'd give them a try. The detailed instructions are on Martha's website, here.
I was a bit obsessed at the time and made dozens and dozens. I gave most of them away, intending to make more. These days I don't have nearly the same amount of time for crafty endeavours, and the crafts we do around here now have to be kid-friendly.
Today, while the boys were napping, Amelia and I decided to decorate some eggs. I had never dyed eggs before so I thought we should give it a try.
Armed with instructions from the ever-helpful internets, we boiled some water, added vinegar and liquid food colouring. (3 cups water, 2 tbsp vinegar, 3 drops liquid food colour)
We dunked our eggs. And let them sit for about 5 minutes.