New Easter Egg Dye Kits at Walmart

Apr 19, 2011 8 Comments by Disclosure

We have typically avoided dying Easter Eggs particularly because of the huge mess that the dye makes. My girls have been less than 5 years old, and the chances for spilling dye all over the place was pretty high. We’ve used plastic eggs every year (yes we’ve saved and reused previous year’s eggs) since our girls were able to hunt for eggs. It saved us money, and time, and the hassle of dying eggs and cleaning up afterward. Well, this year, as a participant in the Walmart Moms program, Walmart has asked me to try out an Easter Egg Dying kit from their store and let you know what I thought about it. I was able to choose two of them, and thought that they would do the trick.

First we started with the No Spill Egg Coloring Kit from Easter Unlimited. This kit comes with 5 “no spill” egg coloring cups. The instructions are simple enough, snap the clear lid onto the cup, drop the color tablet into the cup, and fill with warm water. For bolder colors, add a small amount of vinegar to the dye. Carefully drop the egg into the cup through the clear lid, and make sure egg is covered in color. Once egg is the shade of the color you want, carefully “pour” the egg out into your gloved hand. Set aside the egg to dry.

How well did it work? The dye worked well. The “no spill” portion.. Well, it was ok. I didn’t really see that it was any better than the old pick up the egg with a wire hoop method. When we tried to “pour” the egg out of the cup, we had a little bit of trouble. The egg went into the cup easily, but it wouldn’t roll out easily. We also put the water in up to the fill line, but that seemed to be just a little bit too much. We had to tilt the cup very slowly to try to keep as much of the dye in the cup as possible. Some still spilled out, but it was probably less than a teaspoon. Overall, it was fun to try, and I’m sure it would save a lot of dye from spilling if it did get knocked over. Fun for the kids, and definitely needs adult help/supervision. At only $3.97 it’s worth a try.

Next we tried out the Spin an Egg Easter Egg Decorating Kit from Dudley’s. A take on the old spin art machines, the Spin an Egg kit makes art out of your eggs. This kit contains a Dudley Egg Spinner, a Dudley Hand Puppet, a plastic filler egg, and 5 Color packets. This egg decorating kit was even easier to use, but still required adult help. Just place a warm egg into the egg spinner, cut the corner off of the desired color packets and add a few drops of each color to the egg. Close the lid and press the spinner button on top to spin the egg. The color is distributed all over the egg as it rolls around the spinner. Once the egg is covered in the desired amount of color, open up the lid, and use the Dudley Hand Puppet to remove the egg. Set aside to dry. I think the kids had more fun with this kit since they were more “in charge” of the egg dying process. They had fun seeing what pattern came out of the spinner. As far of ease of use, this one probably is the easiest. The kids get to do most of the work where all the adult has to do is drop the coloring on the egg. It was not messy at all, as long as you had a place to keep the opened dye packets upright. This one sells for $5.00 at Walmart and was definitely a hit in our house!

Check out the gallery below to see more of my girls and their friend having fun dying eggs! They each got to try their hand at both of the egg dying kits!

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I am a participant in the Walmart Moms program. Walmart has provided me with product for this review and compensation for my time and efforts on this post. Participation in this program is voluntary. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.

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Monica Brady, is the Owner, Author and Chief Mom Blogger of Mommy Brain Reports and her personal blog, MonicaBrady.net. She has been married to her high school sweetheart for over 15 years, and is a work at home mother to her beautiful identical twin girls, Alexandra and Victoria. In 2009, they moved cross country from California to coastal North Carolina, and love their new home. When she's not spending time with her girls, she's either working on her blog writing up reviews on some really cool products, working on giveaway posts, participating in events with her sponsors, or doing her work as a Social Media Consultant. Monica has had the opportunities to participate in some amazing campaigns with some amazing brands, and loves the relationships she's developed with each one of them.

8 Responses to “New Easter Egg Dye Kits at Walmart”

  1. Nicole says:

    We bought one of those egg spinners a couple of years ago. I saved it thinking I would be able to find refills for the dye packets. But, I haven’t seen anything like that. So, I do not like the fact that the kit seems to be disposable. It seems like such a waste. It ought to at least be recyclable.

  2. Sherry says:

    So every year we have to purchase a new one. When will we be able to just purchase the refills? The Spinner is great but to purchase a new one yearly is not cost efficient.

  3. Monica says:

    @Nicole & @Sherry… Good point! I didn’t even think about that! I will see if I can contact the company to get an answer on that! Update to come (I hope)

  4. Leslie says:

    I’ve used the Dudley Egg Spinner twice (had leftover dye) and while it works well to dye the eggs, the shells are IMPOSSIBLE to get off afterward! Once the dye dries, it’s like a shellac and to get the shell off, so much of the actual egg goes with it.

  5. Centsible Girl says:

    My mother in law told me about these awhile back so I went and bought one. I think this is year 3 for ours and my kids love it. Yes, the dye is a problem, what else can you use? I am trying to find and answer now, my little one isn’t feeling great so we’re going to dye today. I have seen a few complaints and peeling the eggs, I hadn’t noticed but will pay more attention this year. I run cold water over mine while peeling….

  6. Liz says:

    Has anyone found refills for thie Dudley’s egg spinner kit?

  7. Monica says:

    Liz, I haven’t found any refills specifically from Dudley’s, but I’m guessing you should be able to use other dyeing options. Straight food coloring, or even some of the other natural dyeing options! Hope this helps!

  8. Imthemomster says:

    I just end up looking for the cheapest Dudley egg decorating kit I can find. Just be sure to look at the outside of the kit box to be sure that the dye is in the liquid packets. I can usually find a new kit in the $3.00 – $4.00 range and I usually get some little extra kit treats that I will use for some future craft idea.

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