It’s that time of year again. Yes, I mean time to bring out old Henrietta the chicken to help out with coloring Easter Eggs! Some folks just boil eggs in a pan, but that is no fun. Henrietta the egg cooker really gets that Easter holiday spirit going in my kitchen. This year is really special since it is Bailie’s first Easter. I decided it would be nice to show her how to dye Easter eggs. Along with Henrietta, we got on our wabbit ears and made sure the Easter decorations were out. This project should be a festive occasion!
All you need for coloring eggs are eggs, and a color set. I have both here and ready to go. First off I showed Bailie how to fill up Henrietta with the uncooked eggs. She kind of liked Henrietta. One good thing about this project is that the eggs stay in their shells. Bailie always likes to eat when she is in the kitchen, but she isn’t interested in eating unpeeled eggs.
Once Henrietta signals us the eggs are done we take them out in their handy dandy tray and let the cool off on the counter. While they are cooling, Bailie and I set up the colored dipping cups. I had my set from last year so we can do more eggs at once.
We used the little wire holders to lower the eggs into the dye. I told Bailie to be extra careful NOT to get color on her fur because it would stain and she would look silly. What happened? Of course, she tried to drink it but found out it had vinegar in it, she splashed in on herself and now I had a colored sister to go with my colored eggs!
Did Bailie care about the mess she made of herself? No, typical kid, she just started goofing around even more! Those are not reflections on her nose and front paws, it is color from the dye water, oh man!
I got Bailie to settle down again, but it is not easy as we had to keep waiting for the eggs to color. We had more pastel colors this year because I couldn’t leave them in the dye cups long enough to make a dark color. I was afraid of what Bailie might get into. You can see in my face I was starting to lose my patience with Bailie.
Once the eggs were dry, I put them in a little basket and we sat down and posed for a little colored egg Easter photo. Do you color eggs at your house? I think it would be easier if you didn’t have as much white fur as we do. Also, if anyone has contact with Hugh Hefner, please forward this post to him. Bailie is considering applying to be a Playdog Bunny. She thinks she looks cute in the ears. All I can say is she is still just a puppy and Mom better not get wind of her idea!