Coloring eggs with sand at the beach is fun and easy!
Have you ever tried to color Easter eggs with alternative methods? We did on a Spring Break trip to the beach. Following these directions for dying sand, we were able add color to our hard boiled eggs. Coloring eggs with sand was really cool. You too can do it at the beach or with sand at home.
Coloring Eggs with Sand
hard boiled eggs
sealable plastic bags
Open a plastic bag and fill it part way with sand.
Squeeze several drops of food coloring into the sand.
Seal the bag and shake and squeeze until the sand is uniformly dyed.
Add more food coloring if needed for a darker shade of the desired color.
Open the bag and place a hard boiled egg into the sand.
Seal the bag and shake the sand and egg together.
Squish and shake around the bag until the egg is fully dyed.
Remove the colored egg from the bag and let it dry.
Place in an Easter basket with favorite candy or goodies.
Isn’t that easy? My kids really enjoyed this activity and the colorful eggs that resulted. Look at how pretty and vivid the colors are!
I love the pattern that the sand leaves on the eggs. It’s like teeny little dots of color. We should have placed a colored egg into a different bag of sand to see what a mixture of colors would look like. It will be necessary to brush off the extra sand before removing the shells from the eggs.
What sort of beach crafts have you done? Check out my other beach vacation crafts here.
Since you’re in the Spring mood, hop around and check out these other great Spring + Easter projects!
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