Dyeing Easter eggs this year was such a blast. I spread out a twelve foot wide swath of painter’s plastic on the floor (to save what is left of the carpet under the table) and Amber prepared those little tablets in cups of vinegar and water. As I photographed, Amber was like an orchestra conductor moving cups of color in and out of the reach of each kid, speeding them up, slowing them down, and generally controlling chaos. It was impressive to see her in action.
Once the eggs were all dyed Wesley got really into mixing the colors and redyeing some of the eggs. I thought they were all going to end up brown.
At the very end the kids each got to, as Wesley says, “hatch” an egg.
Start to finish: 35 eggs (I ate one, sorry…) in 14 minutes.
You can see all of our Easter Egg Dyeing photos here: Easter Egg Dyeing 2009