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Not a bad egg (but not great either)

April 5, 2010 - Deb Gau
One of the things about having an artsy person like my sister in the family is that we never skimp on holiday decorating activities. As we were putting together family plans for Easter weekend, one of her first questions was, "We're coloring Easter eggs this year, right?" She was especially excited about trying out some brown eggs instead of the usual white. (We did try it, and they make really nice "Harvest Gold" and burnt orange colors, and an interesting not-quite-Kelly-green shade.)

As it turns out, I got a little excited about the whole thing too, because someone had reminded me of the trick where you wrap rubber bands around the hard-boiled eggs and end up with tie-dyed patterns on them. The excitement quickly fizzled when I tried it and realized it was incredibly hard to find rubber bands in the house that were the right size to fit on the eggs. I had to twist and double up the bands to make it work, and even then they kept slipping off the narrow end of the egg. I gave up after making kind of a half-hearted cross shape on a single egg.

Of course, my sister made a rubber band tie-dye egg effortlessly while I wasn't paying attention.

 
 

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