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Mess-free Easter egg dyeing tricks for parents

Always be prepared

Green Easter egg
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No matter how careful you are, it’s likely that your kids will still come out with a green-dyed fingertip or two. If things get out of control and you feel like you need to do some Easter egg dye damage control, mix a thick paste of baking soda and water and spread it on their hands (try it in the bathtub where drips won’t matter as much!).

Let it sit as long as they’ll tolerate, then scrub off like you would if you were washing their hands. Put on a silly voice and pretend that you’re giving them a luxurious manicure in a high-end spa if you need to! The baking soda mixture won’t remove everything and you’ll likely still see some dye around their fingernails, but it should, at the very least, make them Easter-picture ready!

Easter egg dyeing
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Updated by Bethany Ramos on 3/7/2016

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