One of the many things that are different about Britain is that no one dyes eggs for Easter. It’s all very chocolate centric here, with the giving of giant chocolate eggs or lindt bunnies, and the seasonal release of mini eggs, but that’s about it. You cannot actually buy egg dyes in shops here, and white eggs (that are easier to dye) are extremely rare (we ended up buying some super fancy ones that are naturally pastel coloured), whereas they are available in any supermarket around Easter time in Luxembourg/Germany.
To be fair, I’m not sure all the eggy fun is *that* common in Germany, I follow a lot of crafty German ladies on instagram and I’m yet to see any Easter egg related posts. I did grow up in a household that went excessively into egg related stuff – my maiden name is Eirich, which basically means egg-like, so we kind of had to. My parents collect art on eggs, and there was always plenty of Easter themed decoration around when I was growing up.
Anyway, I really wanted to pass this tradition on to Milo. My mum sent us a humungous selection of egg dyes, of which we’ve used about 2% so far. We just did two batches, one red one blue. On some eggs I painted stuff on with vaseline so the dye wouldn’t get in. I also tried to stick some paper designs on some, but the paper came off. I should have checked the online tutorials – you need to wrap the eggs in cut up tights! The rest we just kept plain, and then I let Milo loose on them with finger paint. We didn’t manage that many, because he eventually reverted back to sticking the eggs in his mouth, which obviously isn’t ideal, but we managed a few. Hopefully we’ll get a chance to make some more!
p.s. the star Milo made for mothers day at nursery!