Matilda and Sebastian arrived yesterday afternoon so excited to dye eggs. We had not done this in a few years, so I was out of practice. First I realized that I bought brown eggs. I always buy brown eggs to eat but NOT to dye eggs. Oy vey. Then I didn't have regular vinegar. Didn't even think to check. I ALWAYS have vinegar. Not yesterday. I did have apple cider vinegar or some such thing. We used it. Holding our collective breaths to see if the dye would work or not. Luckily it did. What fun.
We had eighteen eggs to dye. It took quite a while. Matilda was soooo patient. Sebastian not so much as you can see that his chair is empty. I think he dyed a few eggs. The bulk was Matilda. In the above photo she is patiently waiting. At one point, since it was taking so long she doubled up and put two eggs in each color.
Usually the eggs come out pastel colors. Not this year. This year they are rich earthy colors. We might be on to a new technique. I wish I had had some waxed paper to shine the eggs but here they are as they are drying.
The Easter Bunny is getting ready to hide the eggs in the gardens along with some plastic ones just for the joy of hearing little squealing kids as they find the eggs.............and their Easter baskets.