Easter egg dyeing is a tradition in so many families, but moms everywhere know picking the right decorating kit could result in two very different things; a fun-filled day of crafty kids or a huge, multi-colored mess all over your kitchen table. Holiday help has arrived!
Food writer and mother of three Jolene Thym has come to the rescue. Check out Jolene's review of decorating kits to find the one that's best for your family ...
Dudley's Spin an Egg: I love this mess-free, salad spinner-style coloring kit. You drip the colors into the container, add the egg, then press the top to produce pretty swirls. I thought it might crack the egg, but it did not. Best of all, it comes with a plastic egg for testing. $5.99 at Target. ★★★★
Paas: I grew up using this dye, so I was curious to revisit it now. The colors are great, but the kit includes just a few stickers and a flimsy, too-small egg-lifting tool that explains why so many eggs get cracked in the decorating process. Find it at most supermarkets for $2. ★
Dudley's Roll It: These miniature, Barbie-sized paint rollers are a bit messy, but they're exactly right for laying bright, shiny stripes of color on an egg. Each color has its own roller and dye-slot, and the paints dry quickly. $2.99 at Target. ★★★★
Easter Unlimited Tie Dye: Coloring eggs doesn't get easier than this. Place an egg in a bag, drip in some color, then squeeze until it pleases. The colors are shiny and vibrant; impressively simple. $1.99 at Walmart. ★★★★
Easter Unlimited Pearlescent: This kit comes with a nice egg-resting tray, pouches of easy-to-use color and gloves to protect your hands while you smoosh dye all over the surface. It's a very neat process, and it also dries quickly. But the colors are disappointingly paler than they appear on the package. $2.99 at Target. ★★★