it all started a week ago or so.the girls wanted me to get some colored eggs each time we entered our little village bakery.i told them its still time and we will dye our own eggs.today after lunch we went over to our neighbours to get some fresh eggs and when i told them to get dressed because we wanna go and collect some eggs, they came running and we were ready to live in a few minutes.i never have to ask them twice if they wanna go over.they loooove that place.on our way there, one of the girls asked me if we get colored eggs.i explained that all the eggs look different we get from their chicken, like always.they also have different colours, but if she meant the coloured coloured eggs: ‘no’. i told them we could dye those ones though.and as soon as we got our eggs, they wanted to leave to go home which never happens.usually it takes a long time for me to convince them to finally go.my friend offered me coffee, but today i politely said no and we went home and i quickly prepared our little egg dying or painting project or maybe i should say experiment.
it was a spontaneous action and i didn’t have time to get tons of inspiration for natural egg dying on pinterest or elsewhere, so i boiled about 4 to 5 eggs and meanwhile looked into my fridge where i found beetroot.i also found some paprika/pepper powder and some kurkuma powder.i ran upstairs to get some paintbrushes and wrappingpaper to cover our woodentable.then mixed the spices with a bit of water.and ready we were.
i dripped some beeswax on one or two eggs ’cause i remember we did that as children.later when the eggs are dyed or painted you can remove the candlewax and you get some patterns, dots or whatsoever.
the girls started slowly.like in all their little craft sessions i could watch two different personalities.this time painting their eggs.just the way they hold the paintbrushes, use amounts of colour, the speed and pace of painting and creating,…its always so interesting and beautiful to watch their different personalities unfold.
the disappointment when all the eggs where painted was big, but i promised we do it again.next time though i want to be better prepared and i’ll have a look into some natural dying recipes.the kurkuma spice worked the best i think and the pure beetroot juice didn’t really work.but as always: the process and the time of creating and trying out was a pure success.i wasn’t allowed to eat one of those eggs for dinner, so i guess they really liked their results.i didn’t help them, so all of those eggs are their results and of course they feel proud and happy about them.their happy faces and little hands holding those painted eggs (still wet of course) up high, make them so unique and extra special….oh and we got some pretty artsy gift wrappingpaper from that little project or a new wall art of the new season for our living room….those little things…you know what i mean.its about them and seeing their value and beauty.