Watercolor Easter Eggs

This year I’m all about wild and crazy eggs (did you see the messy eggs I made for Parents magazine?). When we were testing different processes for that story, this was one of the rejects, but I held onto them because they were so organically gorgeous.

I love that even the youngest of makers can get with these…there is literally no way to mess them up!

Here’s how you make em…

What you’ll need:

  • Eggs
  • Liquid food coloring
  • Water in cups or bowls
  • Spoon
  • White vinegar
  • Measuring cups and spoons

Make it:

  1. Mix white vinegar and water at a 1 to 1 ratio. Dip a paper towel in solution and wipe onto the egg.
  2. Microwave a 1/2 cup of water mixed with a 1 teaspoon of white vinegar for 30 seconds. Add about 6 drops of dye and stir. (Do this for each color of dye that you want.)
  3. Use a spoon to drizzle dye over the egg surface. You can let it just flow around the egg and drip off or you can twist the egg around to make active lines. Let it dry for a few minutes.
  4. Drizzle another color or a deeper tone of the same color (just add 6 more drops to the original dye bath!) on top.
  5. Experiment, play, and see what you get!

March 22, 2018| Activities, Age, Early Elementary, Easter, Family Bonding, Grown-Up, Holidays, Older Elementary, Preschool, Toddler, Tween to Teen