This week we sat down to do our yearly Easter egg dying project. We chose to do a circus themed kit and also purchased one of the typical store bought dye kits. I was surprised at how well the circus eggs turned out. They actually looked like the finished eggs featured on the box!
However, in the midst of all the Easter festivities and fun, something kind of strange happened. About halfway through the egg dying process, my husband and I noticed a huge behavior shift take place. It was almost like some kind of switch turned on and all kinds of unusual behaviors started emerging. I was a little perplexed by what was happening. Could exposure to Easter egg dyes cause such drastic and immediate behavior changes to happen?
I looked into this phenomenon a little further and, sure enough, USDA studies have shown that artificial dyes can have an impact on a child’s behavior. Wow, I had no idea. It looks like we’ll be going the natural route next year. We will also be phasing out artificial dyes in our diet.
I did a little research to see what our natural options are because Easter eggs are a big deal in our house and it’s not a tradition we are willing to give up. Fortunately, there are tons of awesome ideas and resources out there and I got a lot of ideas around ways we can make our Easter experience more natural. I pinned a lot of these ideas on my Natural Easter Eggs board over on Pinterest board. Be sure to also check out some of the other resources listed below as well.
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Better Homes and Gardens – Natural Easter Egg Dyes