Easter is a holiday we celebrate in a big way in my family. The most important part of the day is remembering and celebrating our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Every day we get to live gracefully forgiven and fully loved because he died to save us from sin. That is worth remembering and celebrating every day!
Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?”
John 11: 25-26
Then comes the egg hunt. This is a battle of the finest in my family! It does not matter how old you are, you still hunt Easter eggs! I look forward to battling my cousins every year for the most eggs and the coveted prize egg. Just to prove that I still hunt Easter eggs, I won last year, so I will be defending my title this year! :) This is a picture of me with my winning basket of eggs. I have hunted with the exact same Easter basket my entire life, and the little pink bunny on the side has been with me for 32 years now! Now do you believe me when I say we take Easter seriously! LOL :)
We love finding new ways to dye eggs. We stumbled across this recipe from The Kitchen on the Food Network for tie-dyed Easter eggs. This recipe worked great! The eggs came out beautifully tie-dyed and were extremely easy to make.
Hard boiled eggs
Gel food coloring or your favorite non-toxic coloring option (gel coloring seems to work better for brighter more vibrant colors)
After boiling the eggs and allowing them to fully cool, soak the eggs in the vinegar for 2-3 minutes. The vinegar allows the colors to adhere better to the egg shells. Remove the eggs and wipe dry.
Fill a baking dish with the whipped topping. We used a baking dish that was a couple inches deep to ensure we got enough whipped topping to completely cover the eggs.
Choose 2 different colors that you want to tie-dye together, and drop about 10 drops (5 drops each) spread apart throughout the whipped topping. The Kitchen provided a very good tip! When choosing the 2 different colors choose all warm colors like red, yellow, and orange, or choose all cool colors like green, blue, and purple. Mixing warm and cool colors will make a brown color that will not tie-dye well!
Use a butter knife to gently swirl the colors together. Be careful not to over mix as you don't want the colors to over blend.
Gently place 1 egg at a time in the whipped topping, and carefully cover the entire egg with the whipped topping making sure all parts of the egg are touching the colors.
We let the eggs sit in the whipped topping for 30-40 minutes, and the colors came out beautifully! Take the eggs out and rinse with cool water.
Let us know if you try this recipe and how your Easter eggs turn out! We would love to see pictures!