One of my favorite memories as a child was going to our local nursing home and participating in their annual Easter egg hunt. I remember being so nervously excited! There were a lot of kids and just as many eggs, but there was a prized egg…the “golden egg”.
Whichever “lucky” kid found that egg, walked home with an awesome prize! I never did find that egg unfortunately. Well, one time I did, but a boy in my class spotted it at the same time I did. He climbed the tree faster, so he got the coveted egg. I was super annoyed. Everyone else left with pale, boiled eggs and the 67 cents you got when you turned in your eggs to see how much money they were “worth”. But, at least we all left with memories to last a lifetime!
Along with the annual Easter egg hunt, my family always colored eggs growing up and we’ve continued to carry on the tradition with our kids. Today, there are so many creative ways to color eggs. You can go as easy or as difficult as you want. I’m more of a “less is more” type of gal though. Haha! So, I’ve taken a “fancy” looking way and made it super simple for you. Let me know if you try it!
Tip: Did you know you can color brown eggs as well? I even color our green eggs! They take on jewel tones which is what you see in the picture above!
What You Will Need:
Coloring cups (I bought the store bought ones with the color already in)
Small leaves or herbs
Small rubber bands
Tip: You can also use cups and food coloring or even colorful foods to dye your eggs!
How to Make Fun & Easy Easter Eggs
Step 1: Gather all of your supplies. Then, carefully clip a couple of the herbs. I laid one herb over the egg and got it slightly wet. I noticed if I did this, it stuck to the egg better when I went to wrap the pantyhose around it.
Step 2: When you get the panyhose wrapped around the egg, secure it with a small rubber band. If you look close at the picture above, you can see my small rubber band holding the pantyhouse tight to the egg.
Step 3: Then, just color your eggs as you normally would! Drop them in your cups and wait around 5 minutes.
Step 4: Then, let your eggs dry for a couple of minutes on some paper towels before you unwrap them from the pantyhose.
Step 5: Tah-dah! Beautiful, easy Easter eggs. Enjoy!
Until next time, stay healthy and stay safe!
-The Wing Lady