My mother bought three dozen of these new plastic crafting eggs, which are dyeable, this year for Easter.  I’m not sure if any of you who are reading this have tried these, but I really wasn’t all that much impressed.

Problem #1:  With the real eggs you are supposed to add the dye tablets to vinegar and water, which is  enough liquid to submerge the egg completely (in a coffee cup).  With the plastic dyeables you use one tablet (tiny) to a mere 4 teaspoons of vinegar and no water.  This was just a pain.  Hunter got so frustrated with this method that after the first two eggs he gave up.  So needless to say I had to dye the rest of the three dozen myself…well Chloe helped a little bit!

Problem #2:  My kids love the bright, vibrant colors that you can get with the real eggs.  The dyeables, no matter how long you leave them in the cup, will only come out pastel at best.

The only plus to these eggs that I was able to find, is the fact that they dry quicker than the real eggs do.  Well there is actually another plus…you can use them year after year.

If I have to vote real over plastic dyeables, I think I would prefer the real eggs.

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