Friday, March 21, 2008

How not to eat toxic dyes for Easter!

I was debating letting my kids use the dye kit for decorating Easter eggs. I've come up with a couple of viable solutions. You see one daughter is actual allergic to red dye (and would only want pink eggs.) Not to mention, I don't trust chemicals in my food. God didn't create Yellow Dye #2, ya know?

One buy cheap eggs at the store and throw away instead of eat.

Second is to hollow out the farm eggs we eat and decorate. (And have omelets with all the raw egg I drain out.)

Third is to be adventuresome and try to make some natural dyes. I don't know what I'll do, be somehow, we are planning on having fun.

Here's a great article with info on making natural dyes using foods like berries. It also talks about decorating tips and how to hollow out the eggs.

And I bought my kids chocolate covered raisins with a natural sweetener to exchange for the candy they will get at the Egg Hunt. So, hopefully they won't be disappointed. If you need ideas for non-candy filled eggs, try pennies, plastic rings, cute erasers, fuzzy chicks, or even prize messages (for things that won't fit in eggs.)

Well, happy Easter! I'm looking forward to celebrating as I'm hoping this is the year I get to experience a partial physical resurrection in my own life. (ie. healed from Lyme disease) So, I love to here about the power of God over death--an enemy I can feel in my body daily. And I can rejoice in my spiritual resurrection. I am so blessed.


Anonymous said...

Happy Easter!

Marsha said...

I don't know how to do it, but I've heard you can use beet juice to dye eggs. Maybe you can google it and find the directions. Marsha