Spring is always quite a chaotic time of year. People are busy with cleaning both inside and outside their homes, the weather is finally decent to get back into old hobbies, and dare I say, taxes are filed. It’s a time to get matters back in order, but with Easter hopping to the forefront this weekend, I thought it was about time to PAAS and color some snarky, classic Easter eggs…don’t worry, I won’t be taking these to Sunday brunch with the family.
You’ll need the basics:
- Single Layer Saucepan
- Dye Tablets
- White Vinegar
- Fine Tip Sharpie Pen
- Kneaded Eraser
- 1/2 Cup of Water for Each Dye Tablet
Place the eggs in the saucepan and cover by about 1 inch of water. Considering I was using this activity as sort of a comedic relief from my evening obligations, I only hard boiled about half a dozen. Slowly bring the water to a boil over medium heat. Once water has reached a boil, remove from heat, & let sit for about 10 minutes. Transfer eggs to a colander and place under cool running water for a minute or two to stop the cooking and keep the yolks vibrant.
Meanwhile, place the colored tablets into individual 1/2 cups of water, each mixed with about 1 tbsp of white vinegar (if you’re looking for more pastel shades, skip on the vinegar). Then have fun dipping and mixing and dying that dozen.
I decided to take more of a typographic approach and sketched my designs in pencil first. I’ve found that fine tip Sharpies glide smoothly & evenly over the shell, while a kneaded eraser softly removes any traces of the draft.
And there you have it. Quirky little eggs to bring a smile to your face for breakfast every morning or for a silly surprise in someone’s lunch that afternoon. Happy Easter Friends!