Dyed Wooden Easter Eggs

SHARE:


Dyed Wooden Easter Eggs. Beautiful toy for children, all natural. A much nicer alternative to cheap, plastic eggs, or real eggs that will go bad!

Like most children, my daughters love Easter egg hunts.  Every spring, I pull out our collection of plastic eggs and they end up scattered all over the house for several weeks.  They're fun to fill, fun to open and close, and fun to search for.  This year I wanted to up our Easter egg game, so we made these pretty pastel Dyed Wooden Easter Eggs.  While I'm not sure I could stand the cheap plastic eggs being all over the house year-round, I'd be happy to have these beautiful wooden eggs as part of the girls' pretend play any time.  They're SO pretty, so nice to hold, and so NOT PLASTIC!

Here's how to make your own.

[Click HERE For More Great Spring Crafts And Activities]


This post contains Amazon affiliate links.

Dyed Wooden Easter Eggs. Beautiful toy for children, all natural. A much nicer alternative to cheap, plastic eggs, or real eggs that will go bad!

Start with some unfinished wooden eggs.  I found ours at Michael's craft store (the larger size included this cute wooden egg crate), but here are some large eggs and small eggs available online.  You will also need some vinegar, along with liquid watercolors or food coloring.  We started with liquid watercolors only, but ended up adding food coloring to make our colors brighter.

Dyed Wooden Easter Eggs. Beautiful toy for children, all natural. A much nicer alternative to cheap, plastic eggs, or real eggs that will go bad!

Get set up to dye!  The process is very similar to dying real eggs!  Find some cups or glasses that will hold all your eggs.  Add equal parts water and vinegar.  We used 1/2 cup water and 1/2 cup vinegar.  Add liquid watercolors and/or food coloring. 

Dyed Wooden Easter Eggs. Beautiful toy for children, all natural. A much nicer alternative to cheap, plastic eggs, or real eggs that will go bad!

Drop your eggs in.  They'll want to float to the top!  

Dyed Wooden Easter Eggs. Beautiful toy for children, all natural. A much nicer alternative to cheap, plastic eggs, or real eggs that will go bad!

Stir the eggs around and make sure all the sides get coated.

Dyed Wooden Easter Eggs. Beautiful toy for children, all natural. A much nicer alternative to cheap, plastic eggs, or real eggs that will go bad!

Let them sit for about 20-30 minutes to get good and saturated.  Stir them occasionally.  Add more food coloring to strengthen the color, if necessary.  I don't think any amount of dye will make these super bright, so settle for pretty pastels.

Dyed Wooden Easter Eggs. Beautiful toy for children, all natural. A much nicer alternative to cheap, plastic eggs, or real eggs that will go bad!

Remove the eggs and place them on a wire drying rack (with a towel underneath) to dry.  

Dyed Wooden Easter Eggs. Beautiful toy for children, all natural. A much nicer alternative to cheap, plastic eggs, or real eggs that will go bad!

As soon as they were dry, my daughters snatched them from the drying rack and took them upstairs to set up a grocery store with them.

Dyed Wooden Easter Eggs. Beautiful toy for children, all natural. A much nicer alternative to cheap, plastic eggs, or real eggs that will go bad!

A little while later, I found the girls playing farm, where they were harvesting eggs from their stuffed animals.  We don't have any stuffed chickens, so they pretended that their bears and puppies were laying eggs instead!

Dyed Wooden Easter Eggs. Beautiful toy for children, all natural. A much nicer alternative to cheap, plastic eggs, or real eggs that will go bad!

And, of course, they have hidden the eggs over and over again for classic Easter egg hunts. 

Dyed Wooden Easter Eggs. Beautiful toy for children, all natural. A much nicer alternative to cheap, plastic eggs, or real eggs that will go bad!

As for me, I can't get enough of their pastel prettiness, and I'm glad to have a much nicer alternative to the cheap plastic eggs this year!

Dyed Wooden Easter Eggs. Beautiful toy for children, all natural. A much nicer alternative to cheap, plastic eggs, or real eggs that will go bad!

You May Also Be Interested In

How Big Is Bunny?  Easter Math Activity 

 From Other Great Bloggers

Marbled Easter Eggs from Happiness is Homemade
Vegetable Dyed Easter Eggs from Tinker Lab
Shaving Cream Dyed Easter Eggs from Crafty Morning
Painted Wooden Eggs from Fireflies And Mud Pies

Dyed Wooden Easter Eggs. Beautiful toy for children, all natural. A much nicer alternative to cheap, plastic eggs, or real eggs that will go bad!

Dyed Wooden Easter Eggs. Beautiful toy for children, all natural. A much nicer alternative to cheap, plastic eggs, or real eggs that will go bad!



https://www.facebook.com/WhatCanWeDoWithPaperAndGlue/
 https://www.pinterest.com/paperglue/
https://www.instagram.com/whatcanwedowithpaperandglue/
http://madmimi.com/signups/125528/join

COMMENTS

Name

activity animals art author back to school bears bees bird black history book extension book list books budget butterfly cats chalk chapter books children christmas cinco de mayo circus coins colors construction cookie craft crafts culture curriculum dentist different dinosaurs discovery table diy doctor dogs dolls Earth Day easter elementary fabric fall family family theme farm fathers day fine motor first grade five senses flowers food france fruit game geography gift gift guide gross motor grownup halloween healthy history homeschool ideas independence day insect insects invitation jungle keepsake kids kindergarten kindness kinesthetic learning lego letter of the week literacy lunch math menu resource mothers day music my body nature numbers obstacle course ocean organization origami ornament outer space painting paper parenting play play dough pops preschool preschool resource pretend printable process art pumpkin quiet time rainbows reading roundup recipe recycle Roundup science season second grade sensory Seuss sewing shapes snack snacks soup spanish spring st. patrick's day summer sweet bite Thanksgiving toddler toys transportation trees tutorial united states valentine vegetarian washi tape weather weekly theme winter yarn
false
ltr
item
What Can We Do With Paper And Glue: Dyed Wooden Easter Eggs
Dyed Wooden Easter Eggs
Dyed Wooden Easter Eggs. Beautiful toy for children, all natural. A much nicer alternative to cheap, plastic eggs, or real eggs that will go bad!
https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-GH8ZVNbit1g/Vto_jZZ0RqI/AAAAAAAAJmI/CgytZ-oQZnk/s640/Dyed-Wooden-Easter-Eggs-20.png
https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-GH8ZVNbit1g/Vto_jZZ0RqI/AAAAAAAAJmI/CgytZ-oQZnk/s72-c/Dyed-Wooden-Easter-Eggs-20.png
What Can We Do With Paper And Glue
http://www.paper-and-glue.com/2016/03/dyed-wooden-easter-eggs.html
http://www.paper-and-glue.com/
http://www.paper-and-glue.com/
http://www.paper-and-glue.com/2016/03/dyed-wooden-easter-eggs.html
true
2983766635568173784
UTF-8
Not found any posts VIEW ALL Readmore Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS CONTENT IS PREMIUM Please share to unlock Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy