Well, I figured I would give it a try this year with the kids since it seemed so easy.
I went to H.E.B and bought some little snack containers that were around $1.97 for six, some food coloring, and two dozen white eggs for a total cost of around $12.00. We already had the white rice where we bought a 50 lb bag a while ago.
|Our supplies to color Easter eggs this year.|
We also started a pot of water to boil to cook the eggs. We always get our salted water boiling and then drop the eggs in with a ladle which we think makes them easier to peel. Not 100% if that really works, but all of the eggs we have hard boiled do seem to peel easier since we started using that method. Once we add in the eggs to the hot water we let them boil for twenty minutes, remove them from the heat, and run cold water over them until they are cool to the touch.
|Hard boiled eggs.|
In the video I watched, the rice did not stick to the eggs quite as bad as it did with our eggs. I added a little bit of water to some of the containers to try and thin it out so the rice maybe would not stick to the eggs as bad. It helped some, but also messed up the shade.
|Add one hard boiled egg.|
|Close the lid and shake until the egg is completely covered.|
|We may have too much food coloring in this one.|
|Waiting for the eggs to dry so the rice will fall off.|
As you can see below, there was a mess after we were done with food coloring all over the place not to mention the rice.
|The after mass of dying our Easter eggs using the rice method.|
|This was after brushing off the rice clinging to the eggs after they had dried some.|
|This does not wash off easily, so I guess my hands will be stained for a few days.|
|All of the containers in the trash.|
We think our eggs turned out OK, but really they are not so special that we can say the rice method is best. You can judge for yourself.
|Our finished product using the rice method to color our Easter eggs.|
All of our kids know there is no Easter Bunny and that Easter is not about the candy, the outfits, or the eggs, but about how we are saved by Jesus Christ who died on the cross for us.
We tell our kids not to let other children know there is no Easter Bunny because some parents want to keep up that tradition, but as for our kids, they know the truth because we never want them to grow up and question whether Jesus was also a made up story.
We also still let them participate in Easter egg hunts and get them candy on Easter, but remind them, that is not what it is really about.
I love the below cartoon, which sums it up pretty good.
But we will always remember that we are blessed that God saved us by sending His son Jesus Christ to die on the cross for us.
God bless you all and may you have a wonderful Easter Sunday!
Don, Misty, and Kids...
|States we have visited so far.|