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Easter egg coloring

March 23, 2013

We colored hardboiled eggs last weekend.  So fun!

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Lilly was initially impressed by the fizzing of the color tablet in the vinegar, and she was able to identify each of the red, blue, and green colors that we used.  The rest of the color tablets are hidden away – it’s best to keep things simple when involving toddlers in projects.

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I demonstrated, and I think she was impressed.  Then, she grabbed some eggs and dropped! them into the dye.  So we didn’t end up with the prettiest or the least-broken eggs, but we had fun and we practiced our color recognition.

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Lilly also discovered the wax crayon in the box and decided to dip it in the dye and then color the eggs.  It created a really cool water color effect.  (which then was dumped into a bucket of dye and colored over).  That’s my girl, using tools in a new and creative way with a total inability to follow (crafting) directions.  (luckily, she’s mostly great at following our verbal directions).

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We had to stop mid-color for some daddy cuddles.  “DADA HOLD LILLY JUNE!”  She calls herself Lilly June almost exclusively now, and has been frequently requesting millions of cuddles this week.  I think it’s partially due to a cold that will not go away, but we’ll take the snuggles.

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Soon, though, she was up and ready to finish the eggs.  This activity actually kept her attention for a good 20 minutes, so I’m counting it as a win!

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. March 24, 2013 9:00 pm

    Lilly is so darn cute! I can’t wait to do this with Ike next weekend.

  2. March 25, 2013 3:55 pm

    She is so stinking cute. Love how cuddly she is.

  3. March 29, 2013 4:07 pm

    testing

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