3.28.2013

easter eggs

last year we dyed our easter eggs using kool-aid... just kool-aid and 2/3 cups of water... simple... and it was so nice to not have to mess with the vinegar... 
 the girls thought it was pretty neat... so...
since it was a success... we stuck with using kool-aid this year...
they turned out pretty colorful... and our whole dining room smelled fruity :)... {take note: the strawberry kiwi in the green package was a shade of pinkish/red, not green... the watermelon was the color of a watermelon... and the cherry was a light reddish color... we didn't quite end up with the color variations that we had last year... i felt a little bit bad about that... but the girls were still happy...}



i thought the girls might like to try something new, too...
 who doesn't love some glitter and some polka dots...
for these... we left the eggs white and attached glue dots to them {one at a time}... and then we pressed that area into a bowl of glitter until the dots were nice and sparkly...
{i found this set of martha stewart glitter on sale at michael's today for $7.99... it's normally $20.00 glitter so i was pretty excited about that deal!}
i think these turned out cute... 
{if i do them again next year i would buy the raised glue dots instead of the flat ones... i think they would attach to the eggs easier and add a little depth...}
{there were supposed to be 12 of these but somehow the other 6 ended up in the kool-aid...}

egg dying never quite goes the way that i plan... there are splashes everywhere... too many eggs the same color... glitter mixed into the kool-aid... 

but then i look over and i see little hands gently pulling this egg {from the glittery kool-aid} with a spoon... a big smile on her face as she sees her hand drawn message...
love... this melts my heart... 

and in that moment i realize that it's not about the picture perfect egg... but the memories being made...

how are you decorating your easter eggs this year?

have a happy day~
angie

6 comments:

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

So true! The LOVE egg really is perfectly sweet!
Happy Easter :)
Erica

Anonymous said...

The polka dots are so cute!! Mom

oopsiemaizie said...

thanks erica... and happy easter to you, too! i saw the new vintage paper dolls on your blog earlier... so cute!

oopsiemaizie said...

thanks mom :)

Cathy Trochelman said...

I love the idea of using kool aid....we always use vinegar and it's obviously stinky. Last year we bought a "swirl" kit that used vegetable oil - what a disaster! Love the polka dot ones too :)

oopsiemaizie said...

thanks cathy... kool-aid definitely smells fruity... which i'll take over the vinegar any day :) my grandma used to do the swirl eggs when i was growing up... i've never tried that method so thanks for the heads up on the oil... i can see how that could get tricky with little hands in the mix!