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Heart Shaped Eggs for "Inspire Your Heart With Art Day"

Updated on December 14, 2016

Inspire Your Heart - Make Heart Shaped Eggs

January 31st is "Inspire Your Heart with Art Day" and what better way to celebrate than to fire up your creative side and make your own heart-shaped eggs. It won't be hard to inspire your heart with these DIY ors-d'oeuvres and family and friends will love you for it.

These little creations will be the pièce de résistance, the talk of the table and you can easily make them yourself with no mess or fuss. And the best part is you can make these little beautys not just for "Inspire Your Heart with Art Day" but for any occasion when you need to add that special little touch to say how much you care.

Give your loved ones a little boost and surprise them with a work of your genius. You'll be proud of your achievement and will learn a new way to decorate your table. I have also provided a safe and sure recipe filling for your convenience but you don't have to stick to my recipe. Use your mother's filling or inspire yourself and make your own! Excited? Let's get started then!

Photo Credit: All photos by Arnaud S.

January 31st is "Inspire Your Heart with Art" Day!

Inspire your heart! Make Heart Shaped Eggs for "Inspire Your Heart with Art" Day!

Heart shaped eggs with a Twist

Heart shaped eggs are easy to make and there is no end to the creativity that can be had with it. From Valentines Day gifts to a Happy Birthday breakfast surprise, these heart shaped eggs are perfect for any occasion! As a twist, I've included my mom's simple but famous devilled eggs recipe as a filling for the heart shaped eggs. Are you ready? Roll up your sleeves then and let's get started!

Forget this! I want it fast and easy! - Not the DIY type? Try Ready-Made Heart Shaped Molds!

Not the DIY type? There are many Heart shaped molds available both in non-stick pan rings and silicone.

If you would like to replace the yellow yolk centers with a devilled egg filling here's a fail safe recipe my mother used to make.

Prep time: 5 min
Ready in: 5 min
Yields: as many as you want


  • hard-cooked eggs
  • mayonnaise
  • Dijon mustard
  • salt
  • pepper
  • paprika
  • tabasco sauce
  • ketchup


  1. Once the eggs are fully cooked, carefully peel, cut in half and remove the yolks. Mix the mayonnaise, mustard, salt, pepper, paprika and a drop of the ketchup with the yellow yolks, mashing thoroughly with a fork. If you like it tangy you can add a touch of tabasco sauce. Refill the heart shaped eggs with the devilled eggs filling. Enjoy!
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How to Make Heart Shaped Eggs. Things you'll need.

To make heart shaped eggs you'll need a few simple household items.

A piece of cardboard - I used a coffee cup.

A dowel or rounded stick - I used a chopstick

2 rubber bands

You can substitute any of these items with your own items!

*Instead of a coffee cup use a milk. juice or cereal carton.

*If you don't have a chopstick you can use a skewer, small dowel or even a stiff straw.

*You can replace rubber bans with string or ribbon.

I encourage you to be creative, that's what will make your heart shaped eggs unique and even more special for "Inspire Your Heart With Art Day!"

Boil an egg for a minute or two

Put the egg in some water and boil it for a minute or two so that it will be good and hard.

Cut the coffee cup in half

Cut the coffee cup in half (lengthwise) with a knife or scissors.

Remove the bottom of the coffee cup only keeping the side.

Carefully remove the circular bottom of the cup. Here you can see how it should look.

Fold the sides of the coffee cup in half

Discard the bottom of the cup. Fold the sides in half so it will look like this. If you are using a milk or juice carton the same process applies. All you really need is a rectangle of cardboard folded in half.

Shell the hard boiled egg and place it still warm in the middle of the fold.

Shell the still warm egg carefully and place it in the folded half of the cardboard. Try not to let the egg get cold. The warmer the egg the less chance it will have of cracking and the easier it will be to take the shape of the carton.

Place the chopstick on top of the egg pressing down firmly but gently.

Now place the skewer or chopstick on top of the egg and press down firmly but gently. This will create an impression on the egg.

Wrap a rubber band around the coffee cup and stick to hold it in place

Secure both the stick and the cardboard at both ends using the ribbon or rubber bands.

Do this with both ends of the cup

Check to make sure the stick is pressing down on the egg without cracking it. Let stand for about 5 minutes or place in the refrigerator to speed things up.

Removing the egg from the cup - the heart shape is evident

Your egg, upon cooling, will take on the shape of a heart. This is caused by the indentation forced on the top of the egg by the stick and and the "V" fold of the cardboard cup on it's bottom.

Cut the egg in half from the top of the indentation

Cutting the egg in half will reveal the heart shape!

You now have 2 heart shaped eggs all ready to show

Each egg will give you 2 heart shapes. Make as many eggs as needed!

Place in a bowl or plate and decorate to taste

You can decorate your heart shaped eggs to taste. If you like, you can use the devilled eggs recipe above or make your own secret recipe for the filling. Be creative and inspire your heart!

Simple heart shaped eggs ready to inspire your loved ones!

Inspire the hearts of all your family and friends with your own heart shaped eggs!

101 Things to Do With Eggs and More! - Tired of the plain ol' egg? Running out of cooking ideas to spice up the yolks folks?

A wide selection of books with dozens of ideas for creative egg decoration including Carton Art and egg craft projects!

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    • opatoday profile image

      opatoday 5 years ago

      Great thanks

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      LadyDuck 5 years ago

      What a great tutorial, I want to try to make heart shaped eggs!

    • Jo-Jackson profile image

      Jo-Jackson 5 years ago

      Eggscellent tutorial with great illustrations.

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      Tea Pixie 5 years ago

      Super cool idea! I love the way you think.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      How very cool, fun and well done....and what a great novel idea!

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      cmadden 5 years ago

      A great idea - clever and cute!

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      clouda9 lm 5 years ago

      An "eggcellent" idea...thanks for the photo tutorial. Wishing you lots of luck in the January Food Club Contest :)

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      June Nash 5 years ago

      Very cute!

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      Rose Jones 5 years ago

      An extremely clever lens - blessed.

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      rattie lm 5 years ago

      Very appealing for reluctant eaters.

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      sagebrushmama 5 years ago

      What a great way to make a Valentine's food!

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      Helen Phillips Cockrell 5 years ago from Virginia

      Very cute! I bet kids would love this!

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      Barbara Walton 5 years ago from France

      I run a B&B in Limousin, S W France so if we have egg-eating guests on Valentine's Day I'll definately be having a go at these.

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      Fran Tollett 5 years ago

      This looks GREAT! I had no idea this could be done with eggs. Let's see, Valentine's is next month...:-D

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      audrey07 5 years ago

      I didn't know you can make a heart-shaped hard boil egg. It looks pretty easy to do and worth a try the next time I boil some.

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      Such a fun thing to do!

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      Kristen 5 years ago from Wisconsin

      This looks like so much fun! Thanks for the great tutorial and recipe!

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      Iudit Gherghiteanu 5 years ago from Ozun

      this is a lovely idea, my grandchildren should be delighted when i'll make heart shaped eggs for them.

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      Stephen Bush 5 years ago from Ohio

      Excellent idea and presentation. SquidAngel Blessings.

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      Mary Norton 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      This is a great thing to do on valentines day. You made me hanker for Tim Hortons.

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      Vikki 5 years ago from US

      Awesome! Great instructions and picture tutorial! *Blessed*