My son and I both had a day off on Friday. It was the perfect time to finally make Easter eggs, but we had only 7 eggs in the fridge. We left a few eggs to soak in the dye and headed to Target for more eggs. As we walked through the automatic doors and towards the Dollar Spot (always the Dollar Spot!) P said, “We should make an Easter Basket for the Easter Bunny. He never gets an Easter Basket because he’s delivering them to everyone else!” So a new tradition was born. We bought a few small things and dug out a previous year’s basket and voila! We’re ready for the Easter Bunny.
Then it was back home and back to dying eggs. I got to decorate one. When we ran out of eggs I asked P to pour the colored water into the sink. “But we could do something with it!” He said. Of course, as a creative thinker, he couldn’t just throw perfectly good dye down the drain!“Okay, what could we use it for?” “I don’t know…” The gears were clearly turning, “We could dip paper in it and make tie dye paper.” So we did. We unfolded “fancy” napkins, twisted them up and dipped them in the egg cups. They turned out so cool! We’re already planning to get some of those egg dye kits on clearance for next year and P is dreaming up new dye projects. Now that napkins are dry, we can see they’ll make perfect “tissue paper” for Mother’s Day gifts this year.
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