Easter Egg Ideas
Marbled Tea Eggs
After hard-boiled eggs have cooled, tap them with a knife or roll them on the counter to crack the shells -- but don't peel them! Place the eggs in a saucepan with 2 tea bags and enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, cover and reduce heat to low; simmer for 20 minutes. Once cool, transfer the pan to the fridge and steep eggs for at least 3 hours or overnight. Drain and peel the eggs to reveal the pattern.
Set peeled hard-boiled eggs, larger end up, in a clean egg carton. Place a chopstick or pencil across each egg, pressing down to form an indentation, and wrap a rubber band around the chopstick and egg carton to hold it in place. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours to set. Remove the eggs from the carton and cut in half, perpendicular to the dent, to reveal a heart shape.
Slice peeled hard-boiled eggs in half; scoop out and reserve the yolks in a bowl. Pat the egg whites dry with a paper towel. On a shallow plate, mix 2 tbsp. water and 5 to 10 drops gel food color, then dip the cut sides of the egg whites into the color for 5 to 10 seconds. Remove and let dry completely. In a small bowl, combine 1/4 cup water and 5 to 10 drops of a different food color. Fully submerge the rounded sides of the whites into the color, remove after 5 to 10 seconds and let dry. Meanwhile, mash the yolks with a bit of mayo, mustard and 5 to 10 drops of a third color. Spoon or pipe the yolks back into the whites and serve.
In a saucepan, bring 1 large beet, peeled and sliced, 1 1/2 cups distilled white vinegar, 2 tsp. sugar and a pinch of salt to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to low and simmer until the beet is tender, about 15 minutes. Remove pan from the heat and let cool completely. Discard the beet, then add peeled hard-boiled eggs and cover. Transfer the pan to the refrigerator and steep eggs for at least 1 hour or overnight. Serve sliced in half or use to prepare deviled eggs.
1. Stick small dot stickers on an egg and dye it in a pale color of your choice. Let dry, remove the stickers, then draw on eyes with a black marker.
2. Cut 8 strips of card-stock paper (about 1/4 inch wide and 6 inches long). Wrap the ends around a pen to create curls.
3. Use a hole punch to make dots out of construction paper, then glue them to the strips.
4. Using craft glue, attach the paper "tentacles" to the bottom third of the egg.
Sticker Stencil Easter Eggs
Egg decorating just got easier! Learn how to make these cute designs with just dye, stickers and eggs for Easter in our how-to video.
1. Cut white electrical tape into a jagged shape for the shark's mouth. Adhere to an egg, along with dot stickers for eyes. Dye the egg in a blue-gray tone, let dry, then remove the stickers. Use a marker to dot the eyes.
2. Cut a fin and tail from card stock and glue to the spine and bottom of the egg.
Rubber Cement Easter Eggs
Learn how to make super cute Easter eggs with just a drizzle of rubber cement in this how-to video.
Clock Face Design
1. Using a black marker (or stamps), write the numbers 1 to 12 in a circular pattern on a clean white egg.
2. Carefully poke a tiny hole in the center of the circle with a straight pin.
3. Insert a set of plastic clock hands (sold at craft stores) into the hole.
Fuzzy Bunny Easter Eggs
Too cute! Make yarn-covered eggs that look like bunnies for Easter decorations you can use every year.
Monogram and Silhouette Eggs
1. Firmly press a letter, animal or silly-shaped sticker to the surface of an egg.
2. Submerge the egg into dye, stirring the bath as you soak it. Let dry completely, then peel off the sticker.
TIP: For a two-tone look, first dye the egg in a light color and let dry. Apply the sticker to the surface, then dunk the egg in a darker shade. Let dry and remove the sticker.
Chick Easter Eggs
Learn to make this chick-inspired Easter egg that'll impress all your guests in this how-to video.
Edible Easter Egg Decorations
1. Spread a thick layer (about 1/4 inch) of cake frosting over the entire shell.
2. Roll the frosted egg in a bowl of colored sprinkles, nonpareils or sanding sugar. Let dry.
Fingerprint Egg Designs
1. Press your fingers onto an ink pad, then directly onto the shell of a white egg.
2. Using fine-tip markers, sketch faces and outlines on and around your print.
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