Happy Easter from the Redhead House!
I dedicate this Easter craft to all those poor souls (like myself) that suffer needlessly through cooking evil hardboiled eggs for dying. The smell that permeates the house is enough to drive you MAD! Not to mention the foul thought of consuming these evil edibles after the holiday. NOPE. Instead, I used the eggshells from our past breakfasts for an easter craft. Using this method of dyeing with Kool Aid and no smelly vinegar, I gently steeped each eggshell half in hot water and unsweetened kool aid. I used grape, orange, and cherry. Let your eggshells steep for about a minute, and then dry in a carton. The insides of the shells will be so much more vibrant than the outers!
When your shells have dried, they are the perfect size for a tea light! Hooray for manufacturing and nature using the same sizes! Now, you could take the candle out of the metal container, and essentially light it inside the shell, but since eggshells have been cracked and tip easily, I don’t recommend it. Use a tray like this one for the most sturdy setup.
Now you can have your dyed Easter eggs and not suffer the stink of hard boiled eggs. YAY! Also, you’ll save some cash on the dye kits, too! How are you dyeing your Easter eggs this year? (Special thanks to Grandmartha for the super-awesome, vintage Drummer Easter Bunny she gave me last year!)