One thing you may not know ... they don't have white chicken eggs in Scotland. The common chicken breeds here lay brown eggs. So Rachel went in search of white eggs to make our colors brighter. She found beautiful, white duck eggs.
Duck eggs are a little different than chicken eggs. The shells are much smoother and less porous. They don't soak in the dye in the same way. But our eggs turned out wonderfully.
Joshua, of coarse, was all about the tongs. He just wanted to removed the eggs from the bowls with the wonderful tongs. Although he did take a break long enough to color on an egg and dye it in both the blue and red bowls.
Abigail took a little more convincing. She watched closely as I colored a flower on my egg using a white crayon. Then I put my egg in the red bowl. Soon you could clearly see my white flower on the little pink egg.
Below you can see Joshua dropping an egg into the blue dye. Too bad his friend was not quite ready to dye her egg. We had to pull out the egg and dry it off so she could finish coloring it.
Abigail enjoyed playing with the small, foam eggs that she was coloring with markers.
Thanks, Rachel, for all your work to make this a fun time for the kids. I am so thankful to have creative friends who plan these wonderful times for my kids.