Did you know that every year, Americans dye and decorate more than 180 million eggs in preparation of Easter? That’s a lot of eggs!
When I was younger, we never dyed eggs at Easter time – we just always had the candy filled eggs and Easter baskets. While that was a lot of fun in itself, I always wanted to dye eggs, because it seemed like so much fun! This year, we are dying eggs to use in our Easter egg hunt after Easter dinner. I wanted to do something a little different for the kids – they can only eat so much candy, after all!
In addition to the fun of decorating eggs at home, you can virtually dye and share eggs with your family and friends, thanks to PAAS Easter Egg Dyeing Kits and Heinz Vinegar! They have teamed up to create a free, “Egg Decorator” iPad app. For every person who dyes and shares an egg, PAAS and Heinz will donate $1 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation – up to $25,000!! You can download the Egg Decorator app for your iPad here.
We all know how important the Make-A-Wish Foundation is – and this is a really easy way to help out that doesn’t cost you anything! I love the idea of being able to have my daughter virtually dye and decorate an egg to send to her cousins who live out of state! It’s such a cute way to share the Easter fun with relatives who can’t make it on Easter Sunday!
PAAS has eight new decorating kits to make your Easter eggs extra special! I recently received the PAAS Classic Easter Egg Dyeing Kit, and went to work experimenting with dyeing eggs with the help of Heinz distilled white vinegar!
I didn’t want to make ALL of the Easter eggs almost a full week before our Easter Egg hunt, so I just did a little experimenting with a few of them. My nieces and daughter were helping me, so we decided to start with something simple like drawing on the hard boiled eggs before placing them in the dye bath.
First we dissolved the dye tablets in three tablespoons of Heinz distilled white vinegar to make the colors really vibrant!
If you write on an egg with a wax crayon before dyeing it, it leaves the part that you wrote on white after it comes out of the dye!
We weren’t too artsy with our designs – writing on an egg is harder than you think! My favorite was the one with the hearts. First we dyed it in the pink dye, then drew hearts on it, then dyed it in the blue dye! It came out purple with pink hearts! So much fun!
The PAAS Easter Egg Decorating Kit was very simple to use and all of the instructions were right on back of the package. There were even perforated holes in the back of the package to set the eggs in to dry!
After experimenting with dying our eggs using the PAAS Classic Easter Egg Decorating Kit and Heinz distilled white vinegar, we got to work eating them!
PAAS Easter Egg Decorating Kits retail for an average of $2.99 – $5.99, and you can purchase any of the PAAS Easter Egg Decorating Kits at local grocery stores, Amazon.com or mass market retailers like Target, Walmart and Kmart. You can pick up a bottle of Heinz distilled white vinegar at the same places, and they average $1.99. Talk about an inexpensive way to help get the kids ready for Easter!
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.