Friday, March 23, 2012

Artsy Fartsy Friday~~~Egg Art

 Well another week has zipped by and the weather lately is definitely a kiss from God!

Today my post is about...eggs.
Do you dye eggs for Easter?

I loved this activity with my kids. No matter how careful we were our hands would inevitably get stained with blue or red dye.

One year in particular (when I was very very pregnant with my Son) my daughter and I dyed eggs. I worked in a school so I had a whole week off and my Husband and I decided that we would take a family trip before the arrival of our second Baby.

I packed our suitcases and the day of the trip we were all ready......except....

I realized that the dyed eggs that were in a little bowl in the fridge were missing.

My daughter who was three looked a bit guilty when asked...

          "Sweetie, did you take the eggs?"

           "Um Yes Momma."

   She thought it would be fun to hide the eggs as we had done with the plastic candy filled ones.

OK, these were real eggs

           we were leaving on a week long trip

                      It was already very warm outside.

Hot......hard a rented apartment where the landlord lived right down stairs.

I had visions of coming home from our trip to find a hazmat team inside our apartment searching for the cause of the stench.

Needless to say I needed to find the eggs....ASAP

I calmly asked her where she hid them.....

               "I donno Momma, I forgot." was her answer.

I started the search as I called out to my husband


Off we went on an impromptu scavenger hunt for eggs

There was one under her bed.
       and one in her closet and a few in her drawer and one on the window sill.

I think we got them all....We went on our trip and had a great time.

Now that I think of it weren't there 6 eggs? Oh well, maybe somewhere in that old apartment is a petrified blue hard boiled egg with stickers of flowers on it.

 Please enjoy these videos of what else....Egg Art.

 I had to include the most famous and expensive eggs in the world  
One sold for 18 million dollars!                                

        The next one is my favorite. It shows Romanian woman created traditional decorated eggs.

I hope you have a weekend filled with great surprises! 
                         Blessings, Joanne


  1. I used to color eggs when the kids were small. It was a lot of fun. I smiled when I read the tale of your daughter hiding the eggs!

  2. And I hope you don't have a nasty surprise one of these days when that egg makes itself known.

  3. The videos where wonderful thank you for sharing them with me I mean us in blogland, I have never dyed eggs but it really does look interesting

  4. Oh, no! That is horrible and funny all at once haha! Reminds me of the episode of Gilmore Girls where Kirk hides real eggs all around the town but doesn't remember where so Stars Hollow just stinks for weeks. Have a blessed day!

  5. I loved the song on the second video:)

  6. What a funny story! The Faberge eggs are more than just eggs, they are a timeless work of are and imagination, too bad there will never be more...

  7. Great story! Nothing worse than the smell of bad eggs.

    I love Faberge eggs - they are stunningly beautiful.

    Those decorated eggs are so intricate - I don't know how they do it!


  8. Yes, we decorate eggs every year. This year I might try fabric or wrapping them in rubber bands before dying (I found those ideas in a magazine). The incredible, decoratable egg. ;)

  9. We used to dye eggs when daughter was little.
    Your egg hunt story was very humerous.
    Best regards.

  10. Decorating eggs is one of my favorite things! Great story. :-) Hope you are having a nice week!

  11. Oh, I am glad you found all the eggs, what a stench that could have been a week later!


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