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This year Meyamo decide to inspire Easter egg hunters across the globe with these recipes for handmade, natural paints made from your favorite fruits and vegetables! The directions below show you how to easily extract concentrated colors from red cabbage, beat, spinach, carrots and other produce, mix them with powder sugar to create delightful shades of beautiful pastel colors. Perfect for the organic Easter Bunny. And not to worry, if your child likes to nibble on their paintbrush – the strawberry sugar paint is delicious!


Step 1: Empty the eggs you want to decorate
– First shake the egg to break the yolk
– Then, using a large sewing needle, carefully make a hole on each end of the egg
– Blow through one of the holes until everything comes out


Step 2: Create your own fruit and vegetable based paints!


For specific instructions on how to create each color download the PDF


Here is an example on how to make a beautiful orange paint color from carrots.
Ingredients:
– 1 cup of shredded carrots
– 6 tablespoons of powder sugar
Pour 2 tablespoons of boiling water over the shredded carrots and let the carrots stand for 5-10 minutes.
Press and smash the shredded carrots with the back of a spoon. Strain the juice from the shredded carrots. Mix one tablespoon of the concentrated carrot juice with 6 teaspoons of powder sugar.
Tip: You can also mix the juice with egg yolk for a paint with greater consistency. Please note: this makes the paint inedible.


Use these natural paint recipes to create your own edible play dough.
Just mix one teaspoon of your concentrated fruit or vegetable extract with 9 teaspoons of powder sugar.


Step 3: Decorate and play!
Tips:
– Dip your brush lightly in water to prevent the paint from drying.
– You can prop the egg in a long wooden stick so you don’t get it messy while you paint.
– You can also place the egg on the stick to dry on the egg carton.



American Red Cross: Chile Relief and Development




Un Techo Para Chile




Hogar de Cristo




Dear friends of Meyamo,
Please help us help Chile get back on its feet.

As you know Chile was hit by a massive earthquake on Saturday February 27th. Meyamo has a subsidiary office in Santiago, Chile and we feel very strongly about helping all the people that lost their homes and are in need of shelter, food and water. This will be a long national and international effort as even though basic needs might be met soon many families will need continued support to rebuild their lives with dignity and hope.
We want to encourage you to make cash donations to the non-profits listed above. All of them are traditional and prestigious institutions that have been helping people in need in Chile effectively for many decades. Meyamo will happily match those donations*. Please email us your transfer receipts to info@meyamo.com and we will email you a confirmation of our matching donation.

We also want to let all our friends know that everyone in our team and their families are doing well. Thank you for all the emails and support!

* Meyamo will match up to US $100 per individual donation. Meyamo will match a total of US $2,000 in donations. Meyamo’s staff members in Chile are each making their own individual efforts to help the earthquake relief through additional cash, food, clothing donations and volunteer work.

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