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Vegan alternatives for dyeing eggs

Just because your family is vegan doesn't mean your kids have to miss out on the egg-dyeing fun. From craft eggs to edible treats, here are a few vegan alternatives for dyeing eggs.

Just because your family is vegan doesn't mean your kids have to miss out on the Easter egg-dyeing fun. From craft eggs to edible treats, here are a few vegan alternatives for dyeing eggs.
Just because your family is vegan doesn't mean your kids have to miss out on the Easter egg-dyeing fun. From craft eggs to edible treats, here are a few vegan alternatives for dyeing eggs.

Make edible decorative eggs

Simply make your favorite vegan sugar cookie dough, roll it out, and cut egg shapes out using an oval cooking cutter (or bend your round cookie cutter into an oval). Then decorate the baked, cooled, egg-shaped cookies with your favorite colored vegan-friendly icings or frostings.

Paint or decoupage wooden eggs

You can find unfinished wooden eggs in a variety of sizes at craft stores. Paint them as you would regular eggs or, for a more dramatic design, have your kids use stickers and cut out colorful magazine pictures or tissue paper to decoupage the eggs.

Decorate ceramic eggs

My favorite alternative egg find this year is Eggnots Ceramic Dyeable Eggs. These real-looking "eggs" were created to bring the Easter coloring experience to children and families affected by egg allergies as well as vegan households. You can color them with the same vinegar-color combination you'd use on chicken eggs.

Fun eggs to hide and seek

The Easter Bunny doesn't need to hide real eggs in the yard for your kids when there are vegan-friendly alternatives. You can go basic with colored plastic eggs, which are fun to fill with stickers, coins, and vegan candy, or you can try Creatology Wooden Shaker Eggs, which are beautifully decorated egg-shaped maracas. Don't forget about the wooden or ceramic eggs you decorated -- they can be hidden in the yard, too.

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