Friends, Easter is fast approaching and one of the most important tasks in my preparations for this holiday is the dyeing of Easter eggs. Eggs, oh boy do I love eggs! Mom always makes Katie and I eggs on Saturday mornings after our long adventure walk and we just love them! Easter is also a tough time of year for me since I am a devout wabbit hunter by nature, but I give that up for Lent every year and these eggs are a very helpful diversion. In my Monday Mischief post today I am going to show you how I go about dyeing Easter eggs.
The most important thing I need to do is to get a hold of Henrietta the chicken, my best egg cooking friend. She has been around for years and she still puts out perfectly cooked eggs. Not only does she do great work, she is super cute, don’t you think? I also have to get some eggs together, egg dye, that mystery pencil and some Easter decorations to get me in the mood.
I put the eggs in Henrietta and turn her on for hard boiled eggs, she will chirp at me when the eggs are done. At this point I have mom come and help me get the eggs into some cold water – you don’t want to risk burning your delicate paws!
Remember you are working with colored dye, so make sure you wear an apron to keep your chest fur from becoming colored and you may need to wash your paw fur if it starts getting colored. Since I have a beard and long floppy ears, I also need to make sure my beard hair and ears don’t land in the egg cups.
Next I get out my egg color cups and put some vinegar in them along with the egg color tablets. Once the tablets dissolve, I add water. Next I have to write or draw with the magic pencil if I want any part of the egg to stay white and then I put one egg at a time in the egg cups and let them sit a few minutes until they are the right color. When I take them out I put them on a paper towel to dry and then put more eggs in the cups. Always get a good close up look at the egg in the cup to make sure the color is as you want it.
When all the eggs are colored and dry I put them in an Easter basket with some Easter grass and call in the GBGV Easter bunny to take it from there. I think she actually might hide the eggs for humans to find, but I am not sure. Happy Easter Egg Dying…and stay tuned next week on Tasty Tuesday as I will be baking some Easter bunny carrot cookies!