With temperatures well into the 80’s, flowers blooming in beautiful colors and kids ready to burn energy playing outdoors, Spring is most definitely here! In fact, Easter is only a little over a week away. Are you ready for the Bunny’s arrival?
One of my favorite holiday traditions is dyeing Easter Eggs with my daughters to place in their baskets. I remember dyeing eggs with my Mom and PAAS kits and it is so much fun to pass the tradition to my own kids. Now that they are getting older, the eggs are becoming more elaborate! As with their wardrobes, they love all things girly, sparkly and bright. So, it came as no surprise that they wanted their eggs to be vibrant, too! In years past, I will admit that I took the easy way out and just mixed our egg dye with water giving us pretty but pastel colors. I had no idea that Heinz Vinegar could make such a difference!
After boiling our eggs and letting them cool, we opened the PAAS Classic Colors Egg Dyeing Kit which included 9 different colors to choose from. My daughters picked their most favorite five and we mixed eye dye with 3 tablespoons of Heinz Vinegar. The kit came with a Magic Color to write secret messages on the eggs before dyeing! My girls LOVED this and quickly branded their eggs. After selecting their favorite colors, we submerged the eggs for a few minutes to make sure the eggs were nice and bright. The girls were thrilled with the results!
Letting the eggs dry, we put together the included egg stands to display our creations. The final touch? Stickers, of course! The girls were quite impressed with the final product and couldn’t wait to show it off to their grandparents.
While we had a blast decorating our eggs last night, did you know that you can also dye eggs virtually? The free Egg Decorator App from Heinz and PAAS allows you to continue the fun online! Choose your color, dye your egg pastel or vibrant and then decorate with glitter glue, chalk and paint. Save your egg to your virtual basket and share your creation with family and friends on Facebook or via email. From now through April 8th, every egg “dyed” and shared with a friend on the app, Heinz & PAAS will donate $1 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation (up to $25,000)! The girls loved playing with the app as much as they loved dyeing the actual eggs!
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