Oh Pinterest, you self deluding, wonderful thing. I saw these three egg pins, and foolishly thought to myself...I can do that...with a toddler...in an hour. Riiiiight.
Baked "Hard Boiled" Eggs
Check! So far Pinterest, we're on the same page.
So, #1 was successful, on to the next!
Kool Aid Egg Dying
Let's just put this out there - vinegar is my enemy. The slightest whiff of it is enough to get my gag reflex working. I see (and occasionally re-pin) the hundreds and hundreds of "spray vinegar in any direction of your home and it will be spotlessly clean in an instant" pins, but can't bring myself to do them without a hasmat suit. So, Easter egg dying was an experiment in having fun while holding your breathe.
Enter, Kool Aid. Dying eggs to a fruity light scent? Yes! Finally!
So, add Kool Aid to 2/3 cups of water and stir. Simple. So far, I'm with ya, Pinterest.
I cheated and to pump up the colors added the coresponding PAAS color since I had it. Also, there's no green Kool Aid (that I found at least) so I used lemon juice and water with the green tablet.
It smelled friggin amazing. Like Skittles. Mmmm.
Leading us to...
How hard could this be? Take egg, add glue dots, dip in glitter. Turns out, pretty darn.
So, glue dots don't really want to stick to eggs. I waited until the eggs weren't so cold and finally got them to stick. I made myself a little pattern and attempted to dip in glitter. Huh. There was like, zero glitter on my glue dot.
I dumped a ton more glitter into my dish and was moderately more successful. Then I used a paint brush to clean off the glitter clinging to the non-glue dot parts of the egg.
Then Charlie woke up, so I decided it wasn't worth the mess to continue to do this to my funny looking eggs, so I started to clean up.
That's when I knocked glitter over, down my white pants, on the chair and in the carpet. And I realized that no mom of toddlers in her right mind should be attempting this. Maybe when I have a sweet teenage girl to help me instead of an impatient non-napping toddler. We'll see.
Bottom line, I'll bake my eggs in the future, but probably won't revisit the Kool-Aid, and the dots are years from being feasible. Anyone else try these, more successfully?