Growing up my mom was a DIY queen and theres no doubt that I would try a few projects of my own.
My mom actually set me up with all the goodies for this simple personalized project.
Aiva and her dad on on their way home from Utah so I wanted to have this ready with a couple other goodies when she gets home.
What you’ll need to transform a wooden puzzle of your own:
Egg dying kit
Inexpensive Plastic Containers
Spoons for weight
I started out with this plain wooden Rainbow puzzle yo can find the same one on Etsy here.
My mom picked up this Easter Egg Dying kit after Easter on sale!
Each kit comes with 9 colors, I didn’t want to have a traditional Rainbow colored puzzle so I spayed a napkin lightly with water and swatched each tablet against the damp towel to determine the actual color. The box says to use 1 tablespoon of VINEGAR for each COLOR TABLET. I used 2 tablets and 3TBS of vinergar and about 2 cups of water.
We picked up a few plastic containers from the Dollar Tree for this dye job. The wood floats on top of the water so I had to use several spoons to keep each puzzle piece down.
The longer the soak the more vibrant the color. I was going for pastel tones so I soaked each piece about 20 minutes. Also there was more water then each tablet is suppose to be used with so the color was more diluted.
It turned out so well! I hope Aiva loves it.
Another alternative to egg dying tablets is using regular food coloring and rubbing alcohol, make sure to cover. This also works to dye dry pasta used for preschool art projects and sorting!