As we approach the holiday season, we look forward to the Easter holiday, or “Sham El-Nessim” as it is known in Egypt. Since ancient times, Egyptians and non-Egyptians have observed this occasion, regardless of religious background or social level. Sham El-Nessim is an Ancient Egyptian celebration that dates back to at least 2700 BCE (the third dynasty of the Old Kingdom) and is now a Spring holiday.
Have you ever considered the origins of the Easter egg coloring tradition? It’s a popular custom that we look forward to every year as we embrace our inner artists! According to history, because eggs have such a deep connection to creation, it was only natural for nations to include eggs in celebrations and festivals commemorating the renewal of life on earth. Coloring eggs dates back to Ancient Egypt and Persia when the ancient Egyptians and Persians would color and consume eggs at their Spring festival as a symbol of fertility. Additionally, it was a sign of the sun in ancient Egypt, and the Babylonians saw the egg as birthing their goddess, Venus Ishtar. Additionally, Easter is a time for Christians to color and distribute eggs to commemorate the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Rice Shake Eggs
What we like best about rice shake eggs is how simple it is to make and how easy it is to clean up. This is due to the fact that the entire mess is contained within a Ziploc bag. To get started, all you’ll need is rice, food coloring, a spoon, and a Ziploc bag. Then just place the egg in a bag with the rice and food coloring, shake it around, and you’ve got yourself some easily painted eggs with a beautiful pattern.
Are you a huge fan of the color blue? This is the way to go if you really want a natural soft blue tint on your Easter eggs. To begin, gather your ingredients: blueberries, water, and distilled white vinegar. The finished product has a sprinkled, natural blue look with varied tones.
Melted Crayon Method
Yes, we know that crayons are supposed to be used for coloring, but here is another one of those Easter egg dyeing ideas that may seem unusual at first, but you have to try it. It’s one of the most unique and enjoyable methods to color Easter eggs. Simply boil the eggs, remove them from the heat without allowing them to cool, and then grab a crayon and begin your artistic journey. The wax will melt easily on the egg shell allowing you to create amazing designs and mix colors for a truly unique aesthetic.
Marbleized Eggs With Shaving or Whipped Cream
This one, in our opinion, is the most inventive and entertaining to try! It’s a fun new method to color Easter eggs. The end result will be a stunning and colorful marbleized look, as it always is.
You’ll need neon food coloring first, followed by shaving cream or whipped cream. However, if you want your eggs to stay edible, using whipped cream is a wonderful option. After that, all you have to do is mix the food coloring into the shaving/whipped cream and roll your eggs in it. We guarantee that once they’ve dried, they’ll be stunning!
Glossy Bright Eggs
Are you still on the lookout for some awesomeness? This method is great for people who want some typical, brilliant and glossy, solid-colored Easter eggs, and it never fails! The eggs will almost appear as if they are fake in appearance. However, to achieve this look, you’ll only need vinegar, food coloring, and cooking oil. Also, just so you know, when peeling these eggs, your fingers will get a little dye on them, and even the internal surface of the egg may be dyed. Regardless, they’re still perfectly safe to eat.
Now, we guarantee you that your Easter eggs will have no match!