We dyed our eggs on Friday. I don't buy the kits, so I experiment with different ways to dye them with things I have on hand. This year, that was paprika (orange), curry powder (yellow), and beet skins (I expected pink, but got more of a purple).
I actually had the beet skins in the freezer from when I roasted beets in, um, January.
Yes, I thought far enough ahead in January to save the skins from my roasted beets, specifically for dying Easter eggs. I asked A. if that meant I should get a medal or be committed. "Commended or committed? That's the question," he replied.
I just thought that was funny.
I let the kids color on the eggs with crayons to make patterns, and then put them (the eggs, not the kids) in bowls with the spices and beet-y water.