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Molly ShoreTheir small hands were a rainbow...

Molly Shore

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.

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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

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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

explained.

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.

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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,

explained.

Giunti gave the youngster a plastic bag to cover her hand, telling

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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.


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