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Easter Egg dyeing and other UK traditions

(9 Posts)
Bonners Tue 26-Mar-13 14:40:17

Can anyone help me with Easter egg dyeing? I'm from Canada and despite having lived here for 11 yrs am just discovering I have no idea about Easter here. Now I've got a DS 2.5 though and would like to do some egg decorating like I did as a child but haven't seen any dye kits in the shops like they would sell at home. How would I go about egg dyeing here?

Also, what other Easter traditions or crafts or games do you do with your families?

Bonners Tue 26-Mar-13 14:43:40

I just realised I'm not the only one asking about this but other posts haven't had any responses. Will try on the general chat forum too!

You don't have to dye them - might be worth just letting him loose with some felt pens (wax crayons will obviously start to melt on a freshly boiled egg!).

Here's something I found on a quick google www.partypacks.co.uk/5-in-1-egg-dying-kit-pid73339.html?gclid=CLLBgr_VmrYCFc3HtAod8BUAxQ.

elQuintoConyo Tue 26-Mar-13 15:15:21

Hi, I grew up in Scotland and we used to take a boiled egg to school, paint them with, I suppose, poster paints, then go to the hilly park next to the school and roll them til they broke. Great fun!

Apart from that, just making cards and painting eggboxes to look like chicks.

A very small list, now I look at it!

mrs2cats Tue 26-Mar-13 16:39:56

I don't remember dying my eggs. My 2 have always just used felt tips or paints. You can get little kits with stencils for easter egg decorating.

This site might give you some ideas:
nurturestore.co.uk/25-easter-crafts-and-activities.

I've also just tried some egg wraps from Lakeland. Very easy and the eggs looks lovely

www.lakeland.co.uk/10051/24-Egg-Wraps

Bonners Tue 26-Mar-13 17:54:49

Thanks all! That 5 in 1 on partypacks.com is what I want but all the other links look brilliant too! There will be plenty to do for Easter at Bon's housegrin

Hey Bonners, did you have a good Easter?

Bonners Tue 16-Apr-13 17:08:25

oh gosh, I'm rubbish at going back to check on threads!
Easter was a bit low key. DS was ill and I was just frazzled but we got some glue and googly eyes out to decorate eggs. The chocolate bunny went down a treat though!
Have already requested dyeing kit from Canada for next year. Now to source white eggs!

Duck eggs might be worth a go.

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