Dye-ving Dudes

from FamilyFun Magazine

These hard-boiled snorkelers are fully equipped for a dip in the blue (or green or pink). For a hilarious centerpiece, display a row of the finished dudes sitting in their dye-ving tanks.

  Egg Dye
  White eggs (hard boiled)
  3/4 inch round white adhesive labels
  1 inch-wide water bottle lids
  Small ruber bands
  White glue or glue gun
  Flexible straws
  Self-adhesive foam
  Small clear glasses or bowls  (optional)
  Small pitcher  (optional)

1. For each snorkeler, dye the bottom third of an egg, then let it dry.

2. Draw eyes on a label and adhere it to a water-bottle lid. Slip the rubber band around the egg, about a quarter of the way down. Glue the lid over a rubber band.

3. Trim a straw 1 inch above and 2 inches below the flexible section. Bend it into a snorkel shape and glue it in place.

4. Cut foam flippers (trace our template ). Glue them to the egg, adhesive side down, and let dry. Stick the adhesive side to the display surface, or, if you like, to the inside of a small glass or bowl. With the pitcher, gently pour in dye until the egg is partly submerged.

These little dye-vers would be a fantastic place marker for a kids party. Prior to the party Hollow Out the eggs and allow time to dry. Make the opening on the bottom so it will be hidden when you place on the flippers. Decorate each dye-ver unique for each child. You could even write their name on the back.
CAUTION: White glue is kid-friendly but requires drying time; using a glue gun is an adult's job.
NOTE: Hollow eggs: Poke a hole in one end of an egg with a very small needle. Poke another slightly larger hole in the other end. Then blow on the small end and the egg will come out the other side.