Dye-ving Dudes


Do you dye Easter eggs? Some people do and others (I’ve heard) think it’s just a big mess so they avoid it. We are one of those that do. My kids love dying Easter eggs. But what the heck do you do with all those eggs? We hard boil some. My son loves hard boiled eggs. But the rest we blow. What’s that, you ask? We blow them. Seriously. We blow the guts out so I can use the insides when I bake and then we use the shells to dye.

If you haven’t blown eggs with your kids before you seriously need to do it. It’s a hoot. My daughter gets all serious and blows like a mad man. Sometimes she just spits all over the place. Other times she blows so hard her face turns red and she starts to shake. Either way, I’m on the floor laughing. But she does it!

It’s really easy. Just poke a small hole in each end of the egg and blow!

So we got out all of our eggs and our Easter egg dye and got to work. But then I saw these adorable Dye-ving Dudes in the current issue of Family Fun and I quickly gathered the materials needed to make them. Totally cute, right??? The tutorial is found here.

We couldn’t help it. They were calling our name.

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  1. I love that you tried this idea! I have it torn out of my FF magazine, but haven’t given it a try with the kids yet. Yours turned out so cute!

  2. Adorable!! Where is that magazine?? I’ve got to go hunt it up (in my daughter’s room, I am sure! 😉 and find the directions for this! Thanks for sharing!

  3. ha ha Oh I love those. they are so cute

  4. Those are adorable!!!!! We usually dye a dozen (hard boiled) eggs. We like to eat them plain or on salads.

  5. Those are so cute! We were never allowed to dye eggs as kids, my mom thought it was wasteful, these look like so much fun, i might just get an extra carton and make some!! 🙂

  6. What a kick! These turned out great, Erin!

  7. Love these, now that my daughter & I have seen them, we have to make them!

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  8. Ehehehe….awesome pics. A great way not to waste any eggs.

  9. This is such a cool idea for Easter eggs, so much better than just dyeing them.

  10. this is such a great idea and lots like lots of fun. My grandma used to blow eggs out and then paint the shell for Easter but she doesn’t do it anymore. Oh, how I miss childhood.

    Love the Easter printable you kindly shared with us.

  11. Ok that’s it your amazing and I love you … lol

    I’m doing a pool party for my son’s birthday and these would be perfect to put on the table for the kids to take! I love it! Thanks my dear 🙂

  12. Oh goodness how cool, lot’s of fun fun stuff for my boys. Thanks so much!!

    I’m your newest follower 😉

  13. i’m really excited by this post. i’ve never blown eggs, and you’d better believe i’m not waiting until i have kids of my own to try it out! also, scuba egg men are adorable. 🙂

  14. oh yes, they are the cutest little things. Too funny about your daughter blowing out the egg, very cute.

  15. OH that is FANTASTIC! What a brilliant idea! I’ve never actually tried the egg blowing – must do that with my kids this year – sounds like lots of fun!
    I would love if you came over and linked this project to my weekly Round Tuit party at:
    Have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  16. Sooooo precious!

  17. Oh my word! These are just hilarious. You come up with the bestest stuff – I love it all! So glad you shared….what a fun family you are. =)

  18. So cute! After seeing the picture of your daughter I am going to have to try it with my kids. I could use a good laugh!! Thanks for such a fun post!

  19. How cute! I have an 18 month old and I think I will be stopping by your blog very often for some fun ideas!

    Thank you for visiting my blog & I hope you will keep coming back! 🙂

  20. So cute! I love Family Fun!

  21. Your eggs are so cute and funny! We dye eggs in Greece but with food friendly colors, because we eat them!

  22. So, so cute! Love this idea.

  23. So cute your eggs!!! Love them! I used to paint easter eggs when I was a child… last year I painted some eggs with my 7 years old cousin. It was very funny!!!

  24. Oh my heck..these are so freaking cute!

    Makes me smile! :0)

  25. I haven’t ever seen eggs like this. What a hoot.

  26. These are SOOOO cute! Thanks for sharing the smile!

  27. you r a genius! You have full of cool stuff here.

  28. I love this! When I was a kid I heard about blowing eggs and made my grandfather do it with me haha. I thought he was going to pass out! These are so adorable though… definitely a great family activity!

  29. Aren’t these fun!! Thanks for linking up!!

  30. The kid in me is really loving your blog. You are so creative, how fun!

  31. Ha! These are wonderful!! I would be thrilled if you stopped by my Commercial Break Thursday at http://www.suzyssitcom.com and link this project!


  32. Lovin’ your diving dudes! Too stinkin cute:@)

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  34. Those little eggs crack me up – haha! ; )
    Thanks for linking up with us. : ) Have a great weekend!

  35. super fun idea…these guys are too cute 🙂

  36. WOW!
    We made these when I was little. i made them with my three younger brothers. My brother passes away when he was 17 in a car accident. It’s little memories like these that i will hold on to forever.
    Thanks for reminding me of a beautiful memory!
    I wouldn’t have remembered it had I not seen this post.

    You’re creating great times, and memories for your kids. Don’t stop!

    <3 candice and alice.

  37. Okay, these are HILARIOUS! What a great kid project!

  38. Hysterical!!! I hope you’ll stop by the Pretty Packages Party and share them.



  39. THanks for linking up to Take-A-Look Tuesday at Sugar Bee Crafts – I featured you today! – Mandy, http://www.SugarBeeCrafts.com

  40. ha ha… LOVE your post. I saw those in the Family Fun mag too… thought they were SO cute! I have yet to decide what we’ll do with our eggs. We will be blowing them.. ha ha… but the rest is up in the air.

    Thanks so much for sharing this at For the Kids Friday Link Party! I will be posting the next party tomorrow night. I hope to have you stop by and join us for another week sharing great ideas for our kids!!

    Thanks for stopping by!
    :)rachel at http://SunScholars.blogspot.com

  41. I saw this in their magazine and thought “that looks fun!” But have we done it, yet? Nope! Way to go and what a fun time you had!

  42. Hi! is there a link I can follow to see how to make these? Or can you tell us what you need to make them. I love it! Thank you!

  43. Selina – I added a link in the post. Sorry about that. Good luck and have fun!!!

  44. So so cute! This has been featured as the Kids Can Craft highlight this week at Sew Can Do:)

  45. Erin you crack me up girl, literally hehe. I love the tutorial, and all the cute pics with your kids helping out as usual. Your posts are so fun, and these little guys made me smile. Thanks for sharing.

    I loved it so much I FEATURED you, I know I’m late letting you know, but I hope it still puts a smile on your face.

    Come grab a button girl, and display it proudly!

    **Features from week #31** @ Bella Before and After
    Also I would LOVE to invite you to check out my new PINTEREST BOARDS let me know what you think!!
    Thanks girl 🙂