Their small hands were a rainbow of colors Tuesday afternoon as
children dipped hard-boiled eggs into cups of red, orange, yellow,
green and blue dye.
Then it was down to serious business at the spring break Easter
egg dyeing and decorating class at Verdugo Park.
Sandra Allen, a senior recreation leader with the city of Burbank,
assured the youngsters that they couldn’t mess up their eggs because
each one was their own unique creation.
Jessica Jackson, 7, a Miller Elementary School student, had a pink
and purple egg.
“I put my egg in one color, then rolled it in another color,” she
Not one to waste food, Minshik Jo, 10, who also attends Miller
Elementary, said after he takes his colorful creations home, he will
eat the eggs.
But Naila Trenzado, from Jefferson Elementary School, was dyeing
eggs for the first time and said she won’t eat hers.
Emerald Scott’s hands turned the color of her name during the
project. She asked recreation leader Paola Giunti if she could wash
her hands, which were coated in green egg dye.
“When I pick up my yellow egg, it will get all green,” Emerald, 6,
Giunti gave the youngster a plastic bag to cover her hand, telling
Emerald that she could wash her hands at the end of the class.
The class was one of the drop-in programs at Verdugo Park this
week during spring break for students in the Burbank Unified School
District. Other craft classes included paper bag Easter bunny puppets
and edible necklaces made of marshmallows.