Thursday, 16 April 2015

having fun with eggs


Oh we've been having a lot of fun with eggs this week!

I know I'm a little late to the egg decorating party, but luckily enough my kids don't seem to mind. We got there eventually.

These were some egg kits we were gifted for easter and they gave us quite a few hours worth of fun.

From the boiling to the dyeing, to the decorating and, of course, the all important admiring it was loads of entertainment for the school holidays.

I think we'll definitely have another go at them next year!

Don't they look a bit like jewels?









14 comments:

  1. I'd say better late than never and in saying that........OMG those last eggs with the gold through them...how did you do those. To be honest I've never bothered with the dying the eggs...I think about it and then think (can't be bothered...too much effort and you just get a few coloured eggs but the gold glittery ones...ummm I would make the effort or was that part of the kit......if you had to do those...how would you do them? Regards Kathy A, Brisbane PS... I have my first ever pork belly slow roasting in the oven...if it turns out ok I'll do a post on it.

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    1. The kit came with shiny/metalic sheets that you rub on the egss after you dye them. They came up really pretty and I wish we had another kit for next year! I've got no idea where they came from though as they were gifted to us. I've never done the dyeing before either, but it was so easy that it's made me keen to do it again :) You're pork sounds delicious, looking forward to seeing it!!

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  2. They're gorgeous, the gold speckles are absolutely lovely. Well worth waiting for! CJ xx

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    1. Thanks CJ, the kids felt like they had precious golden eggs at the end!

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  3. Wonderful! I've tried using food dye colours but get such weak colour. Add that to the difficulty in sourcing a white egg these days (where did all the Australorps go?) and my eggs have been a failure. But you've got awesome colour over a brown egg.... Technique tips please!

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    1. Gosh I don't really have any techniques! The dyes came in the kit? They were little tablets of dye that you put in hot water and they stick the eggs in it. I was also worried about the brown eggs (I couldn't get white- my parents white layers aren't laying at the moment), but they came up surprisingly OK. I'm sure they're not food safe dyes though!

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  4. They do!! The prettiest eggs ever my friend!!! Wishing you a glorious weekend!!! Nicole xoxo

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    1. The kids thought they had golden eggs and were very pleased!

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