I have volunteered to help Poppy's prep class decorate eggs for their Easter craft activity. I thought I would have a bit of a practice and play around with a few ideas at home today, knowing from past experience that egg dyeing can be a little tricky sometimes.
The first time Oscar and I made them, we left them out to show the Easter Bunny. THE DOG ATE THEM. Shell and all!
I'm never sure where I've gone wrong when I attempt these. The colour always comes out uneven and rarely seems as bright as those in the instructions. I thought I would try white eggs this year, but after an exhaustive search, couldn't find anything other than brown. Finally I decided to head in to Queen Vic Market and see if I could find some there. It seems that they special order them in for Easter as most people want their eggs brown shelled. I eventually ended up buying duck eggs, as the white eggs would not be in stock until Thursday. No wonder I always use brown eggs.
The duck eggs were a beautiful creamy white. Until I boiled them that is. Now I know what the colour "Duck egg blue" refers to. Okay if you are wanting blue dyed eggs, but the yellow ones ended up slightly greenish.
Anyway, these ones were a lot of fun to make, I was even happy with the spotty green one. The templates for the animal heads/wings/paws was from Martha Stewart and although my end result is no where near as cute as those, we think they are pretty good anyway.
Needless to say, they are up, safe, away from prying dog noses.