Saturday, March 22, 2008

Dye-no-mite...

Monday afternoon, as I sat with the kids in the lobby of the oral surgeon's office waiting to take my bleeding husband home with one less tooth than he came in with, I perused the Family Fun magazine and found this awesome idea for leaf-printing eggs. I was planning on trying egg-dying with the kids this year anyway, but this was the most fabulous thing ever and I was anxious to try it. I imagined doing them, and taking pictures, and posting them here so people could ooh and ahh and then go try it themselves. I was really excited.

After buying all the dye and eggs and stuff and promising to dye eggs this week, imagine my surprise to see that Poppins had seen the same article, and tried it with great results. Ah, well. She is the queen of fab, and one can't be first all the time.

We still did leaf print eggs, and we still had a really fun time doing them, and you can still ooh and ahh over them if you like:


This is the first time I've ever dyed eggs, and Vic had never done it either, so it was a first for everyone in my house. My leaf print was the green one in the middle, which turned out pretty cool, and Cadence's blue leaf egg and Riley's orange (top right) were neat too. But I was especially impressed with Chad's (top left) where he dipped and soaked a million times in red, green, and blue, until the contrast of the leaf print was the most dramatic. I'm so glad we tried this. It was so much fun!

6 comments:

GailV said...

Very cool looking eggs.

I'd seen that same article, and wondered what they'd look like "in real life" -- you know, if regular people did them. Great job!

snicketyone said...

These are lovely! Thanks for sharing the pics! Now I just need to take one of the kids to the doctor so I can read the Family Fun magazine in the waiting room and get the instructions...:)Just kidding, of course. But that's the only place I ever see Family Fun!

Christine said...

I saw that article too...then promptly forgot about it. I wondered how "real people's" eggs would turn out too, and yours look great! We are coloring eggs today, we might have to give it a try.

MOM #1 said...

That looks so great.

I'm the Easter Scrooge this year and didn't buy any eggs or dye. . . so tonight I'll gather my family around the computer and we can look at yours.

What fun!

Sara said...

I tried that same technique this year. YOurs look lovely. Tell me, did you have old pantyhose to use or did you have to buy a new pair? I had to buy a pair, since I don't ever wear them.

Heather said...

Sara, actually I had a pair in the back of my drawer for years, and had just decided to cut them up for another project only a week or so ago, so I had some scraps to use. The next time I need them (oh, three years from now maybe?), I'll have to buy a new pair - just like I do every time I need them LOL.