Use Plastic Eggs for No-Break Roll-Dyed Easter Decorations1:16 PM
Easter is coming up so soon, and this year, I was totally ahead of our typical curve by buying our egg dyeing supplies very early. In fact, we usually dye the eggs the day of Easter, so this is very "organized" for our house.
We were asked to try the new Plastic Easter Eggs available at Walmart for our decorating activities. I love the idea of these: They are affordable (just $1.97 a dozen), don't ever go bad, are light and unbreakable, and they look like real eggs! If you've ever had a dyed egg go "stinky" on you, or you can't find room in your fridge for real dyed eggs, you will probably appreciate these as much as I did.
Now, on to the decorating. We saw so many cute kits at our Walmart this year, and we had a hard time settling on a couple. We went with a traditional dyeing kit, along with this innovative "roller" one:
"Dyeing" these eggs was a mess. The paint that came in the roll-it kit was more like liquid food coloring, not paint. But, the kids had a blast, and we did it outside. We were sure to use Amy from MomAdvice.com's tips for removing dye to get the kids' hands looking good as new again.
The only real set-back we experienced was the wind. It's Nebraska, which means - even on a quiet day - it can kick up at any moment. The plastic eggs are very light, and we had to go after a few every now and again!
If you're looking for a very brightly-colored end product, the roller kit worked very well on our 100% recycled plastic eggs. We have no shortage of eggs here, with all of our chickens. But, since our hens lay dark brown eggs, they aren't that great for coloring. This new product at Walmart satisfies our Easter eggs decorating needs and look great for as long as you want to keep them around!
Have you colored your eggs yet?
As a participant in the Walmart Moms Program, I've received samples and compensation for my time and efforts in creating this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.