Celebrate Easter w/ Free Range @happyeggcoUSA | Giveaway ends 3/31

I received an egg dyeing kit in the mail the other day courtesy of the happy egg co. I’ve never dyed brown eggs before, and it was actually a really fun project for my kids and I (plus we got to try free-range eggs.)

As I was setting up, the hard part was keeping their hands off so I can take nice pictures to share. =)

(c) Let’s Play OC!

Time to Dye Eggs!

I just used the color dye provided in the packaging, but you can try natural food coloring*. For more vibrant colors (and I’m taking this straight off the packaging), add 3 tablespoons of distilled vinegar.
*happy egg co.’s tip: colorful foods like carrots, blueberries and coffee can be boiled in water to make a natural dye. Because brown eggs have thicker shells, it may take longer to dye.

Great tips!

White Eggs vs. Brown Eggs

Most think white eggs are the best for dyeing, but you’ll be surprised how vibrant the colors are from brown eggs. I dyed both in the same pink dye to show a comparison. (The white is on the LEFT).

“Pigments in the brown shell help produce more jewel-like tones.”

I think it turned out pretty good. What do you think?

You’ll have to try it too and let me know if you agree.

About the happy egg co.

Unlike other eggs on the market, Free Range eggs from the happy egg co. come from hens with daily access to:

  • 4 acres of pasture to roam among the trees, shade, sand pits, fresh air,
  • Large protective barn overnight, freedom to choose where to roost, and
  • Clean water and feed.
For more info, please visit their website at www.thehappyeggco.com. You can also see how happy their chickens are HERE.

“we believe happy hens lay the best eggs”

You might also like: Decorating Easter Eggs and Egg Dyeing 101 by Martha Stewart.

One LUCKY Let’s Play OC! Fan will win: 3 dozen of the happy egg co. Free Range eggs to enjoy ($15 value) AND the special limited “Freda Roam” hen plush (not available for sale)!! Enter below.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

US Residents Only. No purchase necessary to enter. All fans have an equal chance to win, however, you must enter to win. A winner will be randomly selected via RaffleCopter and notified via email. Emails will not be sold and will only be used to notify you if you’ve won so please provide a valid email address. Winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize or a new winner will be selected the same way. Several different ways to earn entries (some can be done daily). Not liable for unclaimed prizes or fulfillment. Good luck, Fans!

Disclosure: We received an egg dyeing kit and vouchers to try the happy egg co. Free Range eggs. Some of the items pictured were my own stuff. All opinions are my own. Results may vary. All images (c) Let’s Play OC!

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