A handy tip and a bit of goofy fun for Easter

  • Jessi Loerch, Herald writer
  • Friday, March 29, 2013 2:54pm
  • Life

Happy Easter! However you celebrate the holiday, here are two ideas — one practical and one completely silly — to make your day that much more fun.

Egg-dyeing trick

Does anyone actually use that copper-colored wire that comes with Easter-egg-dyeing kits?

It’s useless. As an adult, I can barely keep an egg on it. For kids, it’s an egg-cracking, dye-splattering tool.

So, here’s how to get around that problem. Find a whisk. You want the one that’s shaped vaguely like an elongated teardrop with a hollow space in the center. Gently pull apart two of the wires and slip a hard-boiled egg inside.

Now kids — and adults — can dye eggs without dropping them. This option also gives you more creative control if you’re trying to dye eggs in stages, or with fancy half-and-half colors.

Two tips: Depending on the shape of your whisk, you may need the level of dye water to be slightly higher than normal. Also make sure your dying container is wide enough for your whisk. A quart jar works well.

Peep jousting

If you were lucky enough to get Peeps in your Easter basket, then you need to know about this fun game.

Peep jousting requires two Peeps. Any Peep that can stand up unassisted will work. I prefer the chicks.

Take two Peeps and place them on a plate. Arm each with a toothpick, facing each other. Then pop them in the microwave. The Peeps will inflate amusingly. The first Peep to puncture the other wins.

This activity probably requires responsible adult supervision. (Don’t laugh. It’s not like you don’t know any adults who are going to try this the second they get their hands on some Peeps.)

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