Melanie Jeanne

We Did This Last Night

So this happened last night and it was wildly successful.
It took a second to get the hang of it and quite frankly it is far more work than I have ever done to color an egg, but the results make the effort more than worth it. The Doodle and I enjoyed our mommy daughter date night completely. I had purchased two packs of Peds Egg Dye. One neon. One classic with glitter. We all need a little glitter in our lives.

The neon rocked! The glitter… Well, let’s just say there is more glitter on my floors than there is on the eggs. Not due to lack of effort. We (I) read the instructions and followed them just so. The results were lack luster, but one four year old had an incredible time so who really cares after all.

[photo credit: melanie moore]
[photo credit: melanie moore]

The excitement was a little too much for the both of us. We are both independent and quirky when it comes to creativity. Ok, so Doodle is independent and I am neurotic. But, it all boils down to the fact that we want it our way. And commonly, our way is a very random way that works just so and no other way. All that to say there was some creative conflict at first over the dye and who was to use what and how it was meant to be done.

In the end my fiercely independent Doodle used the glitter dye, I used the neon and we worked through the crackle bits together. Just so you see.

[photo credit: melanie moore]
[photo credit: melanie moore]
[photo credit: melanie moore]
[photo credit: melanie moore]

I never gave proper recognition to this art project adventure yesterday other than mentioning it was found on pinterest. Yes, my ‘pin’ came from pinterest, but the creative mind behind this magic is Tara at Unsophisticook. The project –ย Rubber Cement Easter Eggs. Tara maps out this adventure in five easy steps and supplies an easy to fulfill “ingredients” list.

Doodle and I did not follow Tara’s instructions entirely. We used traditional Peds Egg Coloring dye instead of Gel Food Coloring, next year I am all about the gel food coloring, the brighter the better. And we used our egg cartons and paper towels instead of her nifty little egg stand invention using a toilet paper roll. I can assure you, the invented egg stand would be an incredible asset in this project.

Fun – Check. Creative – Check. Beautiful results – Check. Pinterest Success – Check.
I love the results of our efforts. We will be doing this again next year… Oh what fun we had!
Happy Easter y’all. xoxo

[photo credit: melanie moore]
[photo credit: melanie moore]

One lone egg totally bit the dust and fell to the floor mid-coloring. So, as it should be, the Doodle and I dug into it’s creamy yummy goodness. This was Doodle’s first hard boiled egg ever and she loved it. Not so much the yolk, but the egg white itself was a total hit.

[photo credit: melanie moore]

 

2 Comments

  1. Ky | TwoPretzels

    April 13, 2015 at 6:34 pm

    I obvs love **any** post about eggs. But it makes me even happier that Doodle likes hard-boiled eggs.

    You're raising her right. ๐Ÿ™‚

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