One of my favorite things about Easter is getting together with my four children to dye the eggs! It has become one of our traditions. It is always fun to see who comes up with the most creative decorating ideas. We have done it all………..from dyes to applicators, paints to sparkles. It’s fun but with young children it can be messing and time consuming. I recently found something that was amazing to me! I was so fascinated and excited to find something so easy and, with barely any mess. Are you intrigued…?
Hardboiled eggs and rice. No, seriously. This is SO easy! You start with room temperature eggs that have been hardboiled. Pictures follow directions.
- 1 plastic container with a lid for each color of food coloring you will use. Make sure the container is large enough so the hardboiled egg will be able to roll freely inside the container
- ½ cup of white uncooked rice for each container
- 1 box of brightly colored food dye in various colors
- An empty egg carton for each dozen of eggs that are dyed
Choose your colors. Apply 6 drops of food dye to each container. Place the lid on the container and shake until you have all the rice coated well with the color you have chosen. Place the hardboiled egg inside and snap on the lid. Shake and roll the egg (gently) until you have reached the desired color. It is that easy! Experiment with different colors, stickers, etc………..When finished with plastic containers just rinse with cold water before washing them. I have never found anything easier or mess free!