Hooray for Easter, for spring, daffodils, chocolate, lambs and finally some sunshine. I love all the seasons of the year for different reasons but there really is something amazing about spring.
Easter is a great time to indulge in arts and crafts and of course the odd chocolate treat. You can find our previous Easter posts here and here.
Below we have a few more fun things for you to do with your little ones this Easter.
- White eggs- harder to find in the UK but wholefoods sell them and sometimes you can find white duck eggs in the supermarkets.
- Gel food colouring (I used our favouites, Wilton Icing colours. Available from amazon or Lakeland)
- White vinegar
- Plastic cups
- Rubber gloves
You can either hard boil your eggs or blow out your eggs (a funny but actually useful video on how to do this here). I found the colour on the blown out eggs to be a little more vibrant than the hard boiled eggs, however the hard boiled option is easier as they sink in the dye mixture instead of having to be held under.
Fill each plastic cup with hot water from the tap and stir in food colouring. Add a spoonful of vinegar to each cup.
Place your eggs in the lightest colours first. They don’t need to stay in the dye mixture too long, you can check on them till they are a colour you are happy with. About a minute is all it takes.
Remove the eggs from the dye and leave to dry, I found bottle tops worked well for the eggs to dry on.
Once dry dip into the next colour but don’t submerge fully.
Again leave to dry. You can dip into a third colour if you fancy or leave as is. Make sure the last colour you dip into is the darkest.
If you happen to have lots of surplus Easter eggs after the Easter weekend why not get creative in the kitchen and make some treats like we did. Simply melt some chocolate and pour it onto greaseproof paper, add a sprinkling of whatever little treats you can find – mini eggs work very well, you could also use cake decorating sprinkles. I also drizzled some melted milk chocolate over the top to create this pattern. Some how the amount of chocolate seems to decrease when you melt it so you might not feel so bad eating the leftovers after all. 😉