Granny invited the girls over for an afternoon of cookie decorating and egg dyeing. Granny does love a good mess! So do the girls!
Katherine enjoys icing cookies...
...and Rachel loves to add sprinkles, so they were a good team.
Granny had seen directions for mew ways of dyeing eggs, so we tried them. The first involved shaving cream and food coloring.
This was certainly a fun way to dye, or at least play, but the eggs didn't absorb much of the color. Next we tried uncooked rice with food coloring added.
We spent time remembering past years' egg dyeing and some of the many ways we used dye. We laughed a lot about Rachel's first Easter, when she was two. We stripped her down to her diaper and watched her fling eggs into dye cups, splash dye everywhere, and even try to drink the vinegar scented color! Today's dyeing was a bit less dramatic, but still a lot of fun. And our finished eggs really were pretty. I'm so glad that messy Granny has made this a tradition!