Dyeing Eggs with Heinz Vinegar & PAAS!

by Mama Chocolate on April 5, 2012

Katie just turned three last month, and I was excited to finally decorate Easter eggs with her this year! I haven’t attempted it in previous years since she was pretty little, but this year, she was super excited about doing it and was able to participate enough to make it a fun project!

We got ourselves set up with newspapers on the table, our PAAS dyeing kit, and Heinz vinegar to mix the dyes! I had told Katie earlier in the day that we were going to decorate eggs after her nap time, and she was so thrilled and excited, that I am pretty certain she didn’t actually sleep during any of her nap time. When I came to get her up, the first thing she squealed was, “Can we do the eggs now?!”

She’d been carrying around the kit the last couple days begging to open it, so when I let her loose, she could hardly contain herself. (I started to feel a little guilty about not doing more craft projects with this eager little person!)

We’ve been saving the greenish-white eggs from our one white hen for a few days for this project…all our other hens lay brown eggs, which don’t work quite as well for dyeing, particularly with certain colors.

I recently came across a tip to steam your eggs instead of boiling them, which is supposed to make them easier to peel, especially with farm-fresh eggs, which are notoriously hard to get peeled cleanly. A few of them cracked, but the rest of them did end up peeling really easily, so I am thrilled! I love deviled eggs, but they sort of lose their charm when they’re made from butchered eggs…
I did a batch of brown eggs too, to use with colors that wouldn’t turn out weird on the already-colored surface.

 

The Heinz vinegar makes the dyes in the kit much brighter, and Katie loved the colors! As suggested on the box, we used only water for the pink dye, since that’s supposed to result in a better pink, but for the rest, the Heinz did an awesome job of turning out some beautiful eggs!

 

Ready to dip another one!

 

The box that the  PAAS kit comes in conveniently doubles as a drying rack for the dyed eggs, and we watched our creations dry not-so-patiently so we could get to the stickers!

 

 

Yes, stickers. Katie thought this was the most brilliant idea ever and plastered a couple of her eggs with them before she was satisfied with her work.

 

The little punch-outs from the back of the box kept Victoria busy and quite entertained while Katie and I worked away! There are even little tiny punch-outs in the middle of these circles so you can string them all together if you want!

 

PAAS has a new “Egg Decorator” app for your iPads to entertain your little ones (or even yourself!)

For every egg dyed on this app, PAAS is donating $1 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, so get to having some fun and helping a worthy cause!

* I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Heinz and PAAS and received a Heinz Vinegar bottle, a PAAS Egg Dyeing Kit, and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.” 

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April G April 6, 2012 at 12:52 pm

Looks like you all had a lot of fun!! I cannot wait to do eggs with my little ones!! I had no clue they had an app, I’ll be checking that out in a little while!! :) Thanks for sharing!

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Danielle @ We Have It All April 6, 2012 at 1:55 pm

Oh those turned out great! Mine always seem to be really light in color. Not sure if I’ve ever tried this brand of dye. We were going to do eggs over the weekend, maybe I will pick this up and give it a shot.

Thanks for the review!
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Jenilee April 6, 2012 at 2:17 pm

We had a lot of fun dyeing eggs this year, too! AND we did some brown ones!

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Mimi April 6, 2012 at 9:56 pm

I love doing eggs with Paas! We did ours today and they always have the best “extras”! Looks like your eggs turned out awesome!!
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