WFMW: Dying Easter Eggs

This week, I read this Easter egg dying tip in the latest edition of Family Fun Magazine. It is so practical and creative that I knew immediately it might just change my life. Or at least renew my hope that I'll have an Easter photograph of my children without multi-colored hands.

When dying eggs, place the egg inside a whisk for dipping.

Dip the entire whisk/egg in the cup of dye. Give it a gentle shake to remove any extra dye.

Genius, isn't it?

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  6. Nikki - Easier dish washing
  7. HoosierHomemade{ Easter Cupcakes & Giveaway}
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  10. Lynns Kitchen Adventures (cookbook)
  11. Leslie - Playdate Exchanges
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  14. Life As Mom (easter entertainment)
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  17. Melissa @ Moms Plans (My favorite freezer cooking recipe resources)
  18. Green Baby Guide (Huge Etsy giveaway!)
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  25. Kara (Cute and functional parenting tip)
  26. Get 7 meals out of 1 Easter Ham (Mama Says)
  27. How to Make The Easter Story Craft ~ in an Egg!!
  28. Lady Why (Organic Foods on a Budget!)
  29. How to Save $$ on Swim Diapers!
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  31. Thrifty At - Home Foot Scrub and Soak Recipes!!
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  40. Marsha@Taste & See (the secret to juicy hamburgers)
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  68. Se7en Things To do Before Easter...
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  103. ****WALL ART FOR KIDS****
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Phoebe @ Cents to Get Debt Free said...

That's brilliant!

LifeAtTheCircus.com said...

Oh my... I gotta go out and buy 3 whisks this week... that is a GREAT tip!

sleepyhead designs studio said...

Dying our eggs on Good Friday so I'll have to give that a try! I saw a cute tip about putting the thick rubber bands around your eggs and then dipping them to make stripes. Thought I'd give that a try too!

Blissful Babe said...

AbsoLUTELY genius! Thanks for reading that article! Lol.

Liz said...

That's a great tip! My boys are all teenagers, but still enjoy coloring eggs!
Thanks for hosting!

Jar Full of Rocks said...

Oh my goodness! That is awesomely brilliant!!

Jane Anne said...

That IS genius. I love it. Thanks for passing that on.

Diann said...

Great idea...one of thoe {{slap up side the head}} DUH! kind of things! I am going to try it when we do eggs this week!

MelaKamin said...

going to buy another whisk so everyone can have one - what a super smart idea - love it!

Anonymous said...

Great idea! If only I had little kiddos to dye eggs with!

Thanks for letting me link up today!

I have having a 200 post- 300 follower giveaway- would love for you to come over and sign up!

bee blessed

Struggler said...

That is enormously clever. I must admit, it's many years since I dyed an egg, but I love this neat solution.
Thank you for hosting!

Chic Mama said...

Genius! I am stumbling upon all sorts of great egg-tricks on the net today! Thanks!

Heather @ Marine Corps Nomads said...

That is a great idea!

Grimmy said...

This is a great idea!!!! I'll use it this year!

BusyMom said...

I just read that article and loved it. What a clever idea.

Connie said...

OMGsh! That IS a great tip. And a reminder to go get all the stuff for dying eggs before they run out.

Thanks for hosting again!

Rebecca said...

Love it!!!!

kdye said...

Great idea! Now the trick is getting the egg out without dropping or cracking it!

Jenny86753oh9 said...

Oh that's good. (I still have a few stains on my kitchen table from last years egg dying 'incident'.)

T with Honey said...

Brilliant!! I'll be bringing my whisk to the egg dying party on Saturday. Here's to an Easter with flesh colored fingers!

Stephanie said...

I love this idea!

Simply Mel said...

Completely brilliant! We actually painted the eggs with paintbrushes and washable kiddie paint this year. My girls enjoyed that way more than just dipping it.

Teaching Money to Kids said...

Multi-colored sharpie markers has transformed my egg decorating too.
BUt this idea sounds great for any age.

Tammy said...

Brilliant, I tell ya'!

Alexia said...

I have stayed far away from the whole egg-dyeing deal so far because toddlers + dye is just not an activity I wanted to explore.

But now....I may actually attempt it!

Anonymous said...

Great idea! Sure would make it easier.

Sherry said...

Oh, wow! I wish I knew about this one when my kids were smaller. Cool tip!!

Kelly said...

AWESOME tip, thanks!! I hate dying eggs for that same reason -- colored hands, clothes, countertops, etc. Those silly bendable hooks they have in the PAAS boxes don't work; the eggs always fall off and crack. :)

Kelly A

Sharon said...

I saw that idea too and thought it was great! I'll have to try it this year.

The Prudent Homemaker said...

What helps us when dying eggs with 5 small children is to have double batches of colors. I open two egg dying kits each year, and here are no fights over colors, and muc less waiting time.

Also, to keep it cheap, after Easter I buy the kits on clearance. I buy enough to last for several years, for about .25 each.

Tiffany said...

I read that, too! I am hoping it works for us! {grin}

Jenn @ Beautiful Calling said...

Wow, that is a COOL tip. We didn't actually do eggs this year {honestly, I kind of forgot} but maybe next week just for fun?