Hacks to Make Your Easter Egg Dyeing Experience Easier and Mess Free
Every year, we bust out the food coloring and dye to color those Easter eggs. Kids everywhere make the world's biggest mess while coloring their cute designs so they can hunt them on Easter Sunday.
In the day and age of life hacks, there has to be an easier way to decorate without ruining clothes, decor, or skin. Here are some Easter egg dyeing hacks that make it so simple and easy, that you'll be hunting them in no time.
WHISK DYE METHOD
It's inevitable that the dye for your Easter eggs just gets everywhere, especially if the kids are involved in the dyeing process. The gloves never help, and you end up with splotchy Sunday best clothes. This method is pretty genius. You take your egg and put it in the middle of a large whisk, then you can dip it into the dye with zero mess. This one could be a lifesaver...and a clothes saver too.
SKEWER PAINT METHOD
If you prefer to hand paint your eggs vs. mass dyeing them...this method is for you. You take your egg, raw, and you blow out the insides (yolk) through a small hole at the top. You can use a needle or pin for the hole. then you take a skewer and slide it through the egg. This way, you can paint the egg without having to touch it and there's no smudging your masterpiece!
EGG CARTON HOLDER
If you plan on drawing on your eggs without paint, or just want to be more hands-on with your little Picasso egg...upside-down egg carton is your best friend. Place the plain hard-boiled eggs or your fully dried hand-painted ones down on the underside of the carton. They don't move, and you can have an extra place for them to dry without messing up.
DYE REMOVAL METHOD
Now, with all of these clean and easy methods...more than likely, accidents will happen. It's just how it is with the kids around. If you find your hands, arms, face, and legs covered in dye that you cant see your skin color underneath...it's time for a baking soda bath. Add some baking soda to your hands and add some water, and start scrubbing. Follow up with another washing with dish soap, and you are dye free!
Hopefully, some of these tips will save you a load of laundry or a steep dry cleaning bill. Life hacks are always useful on holidays because you can spend less time cleaning up and more time with your family. Now, go hunt those pretty eggs!