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Saturday, April 19, 2014

How to get Easter Egg Dye off of Tiny Hands

I know I've been a total blog slacker this week, but we've been very busy enjoying our Easter vacay in Charlotte. I'll do a roundup about all of our fun activities later, but wanted to drop in for a quick post for anyone who, like us, waited until the last possible minute to dye Easter eggs.  Lilly had a blast but it was seriously messy, and we didn't even think about the fact that L's little hands would be stained and ruin tomorrow's pretty Easter ensemble until after the dying process was complete. 

At least I had the foresight to remove her clothing first!

We did a lot of very unhelpful googling, so I'll save you the trouble: dish soap alone doesn't work, nor do any sugar scrubs.  What does work, however, is pouring baking soda followed by vinegar on the dyed area (thanks to "The Geek Professor" website for sharing something that actually works!). The mixture will bubble but it doesn't hurt or burn (we tested it out on Dan first). So, rub that mixture all over your little one's hands just like you would if you were washing them, then rinse, and then wash again with soap (we used Dawn) and the dye will come off completely and Easter will be saved. 

You're welcome. 

Be back soon!



  1. Thanks for the tips! Cute photos!

  2. Ellington would probably have more fun removing the dye from her hands than actually dyeing the eggs. I will be using this tip next year for sure ;-)

    1. I am not sure which Lilly liked more, but she asked to repeat the dye removing process about six times so I'm guessing she liked it. I also didn't mention that Dan tried to trick me and when we tested it out on him did fake screams of agony like it was hurting him. He is a fool!


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