Eggs Book Basket

Saturday, March 30, 2024

Happy Easter! We had some beautifully illustrated books on display at the library and I just had to check them out and share them here. I've also been seeing a bunch of unique egg-dying techniques that I've been wanting to try with my kid, so I decided to make a day of it!

First I'm going to show you the books. You can find a printable .pdf of this list, plus a few extra goodies, at the link at the bottom of this post! I wasn't lying when I said these books were gorgeous. I picked a couple the are about the tradition of Easter eggs, one that is a really cute counting book and also a bit of an eye spy book, and a few that are just great non-fiction about eggs in general.

Now on to the activities! Ro and I had a lot of fun dying these eggs. I was trying to collect some more science and process-based ideas, because I knew we were going to do traditional dying with my family the night before Easter. These links were all a hit!

Rice Shaker Eggs from The Crafty Morning - These were the most satisfying eggs for getting vivid colors. The details did fade a bit when I rinsed them, but they still retained some color. Ro loved this one for the nearly instant gratification. (In the picture below these eggs are the red and blue speckled ones.)

Shaving Cream Eggs from The Crafty Morning - I've done this process before with paper, and it's always turned out surprisingly vivid. However, these eggs weren't nearly as colorful as I would have liked. That could have been our technique though, we only did two eggs with this method instead of perfecting the process. You can see the result on the egg that is in the lower left corner in the photo below!

Baking Soda Dyed Eggs from Better Homes and Gardens - I'm going to be honest, I didn't really care how these were going to turn out, I just knew we had to do it for the chemical reaction. I really ended up liking the subtle color shifts of these eggs, though. You can see my favorite of the bunch in the lower right corner of the photo below.

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