I love traditions. A tradition of mine, since I was young, is dyeing eggs for Easter. As far back as I can remember, we used PAAS Easter egg decorating kits. This tradition is one that I've continued with my children, and I still love it just as much!
I can't remember if my mom used Heinz vinegar when we were kids... all I remember is that I couldn't stand the smell of it. I haven't used vinegar with my PAAS kit since I have been an adult, well, not until this year. I was a little nervous (okay, a lot nervous) about the smell since I am pregnant and very sensitive to smells. In fact, I even had my husband do the vinegar portion of the project. However, I was extremely surprised when I noticed the Heinz vinegar was not all that strong smelling. I don't know if brand makes a difference in smell, but I can say I am no longer nervous about using Heinz vinegar!
Our eggs turned out great, we even dyed a few brown eggs! I like the dark colors they turn out when you dye them in green and blue dyes. The boys thought they should be pink- they learned quickly that it doesn't work so well on the brown shells.
Heinz and PAAS also have a great new Egg Decorator iPad app! For every egg “dyed” on the app, Heinz & PAAS will donate $1 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation (up to $25,000!). Make-A-Wish Foundation helps so many children make a special wish and have some fun. I have a good friend whose son has Leukemia. They JUST went on his wish trip... to Disney World! My friend had nothing but good things to say about the amazing experience Make-A-Wish gave to her son.
I haven't tried the app out myself- as I do not have an iPad, but I am sure any child would love to decorate eggs with it and I am sure all parents would love the mess-free fun!
So, if you have an iPad, go on and download the app (you can find it in iTunes by searching Heinz/PAAS). Let me know what YOU think of the app in a comment!
I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Heinz and PAAS and received a Heinz Vinegar bottle, a PAAS Egg Dyeing Kit, and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.