Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Easter Eggs

Part of my weekend was spent decorating eggs with Dylan and Sofia for Easter. Todd had a decorating kit complete with not only egg dye, but also stickers, paint, clear crayons, and just about everything you can use to decorate eggs. The only thing missing, oddly, was what I remember most from decorating eggs in my own childhood. My family was partial to the colors you’d dribble into the water in dribs and drabs. We’d swirl our eggs in, descending through the dye as we went. Does anyone else know what I mean? Anyway, that method is apparently not in vogue anymore, so we didn’t have it.

Dylan and Sofia were most into the straight dye and the painting, with many creative and dazzling results, some of which can be seen below.

Sofia, hard at work

This blue egg by Dylan has a face that you can't see in this picture.
It was the most Dr. Manhattan-ish egg I've ever seen.

Sofia's Leigh Bowery-eque egg

Dylan, adorably, paints I [heart] U Dad on one of his eggs


rena said...


ellebee said...

Fun! Looks like you guys had a great time. (I've never heard of your family's method of swirling eggs through drips and drabs of paint, though - maybe it was an 80s east coast thing??)