We did have one craft that turned out pretty darn cool if we say ourselves, or I say so on our behalf.
I've wanted to try using natural dyes for Easter eggs the last couple of years but never got around to it. This year I happened to have all the stuff we'd need plus a few extra minutes so Ella and I got our crafty on!
I looked on Pinterest and found a Pin for recipes [which I copied and pasted into a Word doc to print so I don't remember where I got it.] and off we went.
In a nutshell you simmer different veggies, fruit peels or spices in water for about 15 minutes, add ~2-3 tsp of vinegar, dunk your eggs and leave them overnight. Easy peasy!
Red Cabbage = dark purpley/blue - very pretty
Paprika = dark orange - very exotic
Red Onion peels = light orange
Carrot tops = very, very light yellow - no workey with brown or green eggs
Blueberries = light bluish grayish - recipe said to leave them intact which did nothing so we mashed them with a fork and got cool color dots where the eggs were resting on them
Dill seed = baby poo brownish/yellowish
We had about 7 dozen eggs - our hens have been busy! - so we colored a lot of them.
It was a fun, easy craft so I think we'll add it to our Easter repertoire for next year.