Saturday, April 17, 2010

Easter Egg Dyeing - 2010

On Good Friday, as has been our tradition since 1998 (a full three years before YaYa was born) we dyed Easter eggs with the children in our life. We try to do this between noon and 3, as during those hours we prohibit the use of TV, radio, computers, and the like.

This year it was (only!) my four kids and my niece, a low turnout but one that was perfect on what felt like a very busy, very hectic day.

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No, it isn't red-eye. That's just Ginger in a bad mood.

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Smiley made some elaborate and quite beautiful eggs, one's that really caught my eye.

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Here's YaYa's example of choice:

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LuLu's:

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And their cousin's beautiful egg:

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Back to Ginger for a moment.

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Lisa was surprised by something quirky Ginger did. Time after time she recreated the same pattern on her eggs until we had a small collection of assembly line creations. Most were then snatched up and re-dyed by the other kids, but Lisa saved a few to show the camera:

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Final tally: some six dozen eggs. Not a bad haul for twenty minutes of work, and the tradition was kept alive for another year. The Easter weekend had begun!

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3 comments:

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

A very productive 20 minutes.

Sybil said...

Hi Dan, at last your back. Thought that facebook had snatched you away completely...
The kids did real well. Some beautiful looking eggs.. well done one and all.
Love Sybil x

Bridgett said...

Wow! They look great.
What type of paints do you use?
I love the metallic looking ones.

Let me know! :)

BTW, Parker's egg looks so much like some of my Parker's paintings! It's uncanny.