Easter is approaching in 6 days. So, I am giving you a heads up for your online shopping list. You need three things to make these beauties:
- Coconut Oil
- Food Coloring
Oh, and a fourth thing– no matter your age, or disposition right now, coloring eggs might just make you HAPPY. There I said it, let’s get a little happy right now. Try anyways.
Eggs are quite the essential item these days; if you read The Wall Street Journal, folks are buying up all the baby chicks and I am guessing not for photo ops either. The fact is, for this Easter season, you might want to get that order in now. Just say’n.
You can make these beautiful eggs I made a few years back that Midwest Living Magazine reposted on their Instagram.
I had to dig out all my shots because at the time I couldn’t decide which was the best. Each egg will be different and you never know what beautiful happiness comes from a simple old tradition of dyeing eggs.
Speaking of this tradition, did you know dyeing eggs came about in possibly these five ways as Mentalfloss.com so perfectly describes:
Eggs were symbolic of rebirth, new life after a long winter. The symbolism of rebirth fits well with the Spring holiday of Easter.
In Mesopotamian times, eggs where dyed red to mimic the blood that Christ shed during his crucifixion.
During the 13th century, King Edward I of England ordered 450 eggs to be colored and decorated with gold-leaf for his royal family. That’s a whole lotta eggs!
European legends of Mary mother of Jesus and another of Mary Magdalene also bespoke the origins of dyeing eggs red.mentalfloss.com
Whatever your beliefs or traditions, dyeing some eggs might be a nice way to spend the afternoon with your co-habitants right now.1