Gimme some color!

Last day of Easter holidays, last post about Easter activities 🙂

My most favorite thing to do during Easter is coloring eggs! It’s the perfect opportunity to feel like a child again and have colored fingers for days 😛

In Austria, we do so called “egg tapping” with our Easter eggs. It’s a fun game where you take an egg and tap it to the egg of your competitor – pointy side to pointy side, round side to round side – trying to break the other’s egg. When there’s not an even number of pointy or round sides left, pointy taps against round. And the egg that survives unbroken the longest is the winner!

The more people, the more fun because you can tap with so many eggs 🙂

What you need and what you do…

You need Easter egg colors and some bowls - I used Tupperware boxes, they are the perfect size and the color doesn't leave any stains.

You need Easter egg colors and some bowls – I used Tupperware boxes, they are the perfect size and the color doesn’t leave any stains.

The colors need to be dissolved in hot water with a bit of vinegar. And really important - loads of kitchen paper!

The colors need to be dissolved in hot water with a bit of vinegar. And really important – loads of kitchen paper!

Boiling the eggs - something around 10 minutes so that they are really hard-boiled.

Boiling the eggs – something around 10 minutes so that they are really hard-boiled.

The colors baths - we used a separate spoon for each color so that they stay clean.

The colors baths – we used a separate spoon for each color so that they stay clean.

When the eggs are in the color bath, it's important to turn them from time to time so that they get colored evenly.

When the eggs are in the color bath, it’s important to turn them from time to time so that they get colored evenly.

When the colors were intense enough we took them out and put them on kitchen paper for drying.

When the colors were intense enough we took them out and put them on kitchen paper for drying.

Tadaaa! :)

Tadaaa! 🙂

Now, if you wonder what’s going on with the blueish-white and the reddish-white egg on the top – we were trying to make eggs in Austria’s and Finland’s country colors. We put tape around the eggs before bathing them. Did not work out entirely. 😛

Hope you also had a great Easter weekend and are full of energy for going back to normal life 😉

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