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How to Make Easter Eggs

Updated on March 30, 2013

Happy Easter!

I grew up decorating Easter eggs with those home dye kits from the store. "Back then" we considered them to be expensive but it was far less costly to mom's sanity.

These days the kits probably run about $5 bucks a box or so and you certainly won't get by with just one, so Easter turns into a very expensive holiday once all is said and done.

So here are a few simple techniques that the kids will still enjoy making but first, let's boil the eggs.

Cook Time

Cook time: 20 min
Ready in: 20 min
Yields: Make sure the eggs are fully boiled.

Ingredients

  • 1 Dozen Eggs, or More

Instructions

  1. Gently place the eggs in a large saucepan and fill with water.
  2. Place pan on stove to boil
  3. Boil until eggs are completely boiled, at least 20 minutes.

Let the Eggs Cool

The last thing you need is to have the kiddos burn themselves trying to decorate eggs fresh off the stove.

It is recommended that you allow the eggs to cool and then refrigerate over night.

Crayons and Markers Work

Believe it or not, crayons and markers work to decorate Easter eggs.

Use different colors to create designs on the boiled egg.

The marker works well to create an outline of a design that you'll then fill in with the crayon.

Stickers

Stickers are easy, less messy and the kiddos can choose anything they want.

Use letter stickers to create their name on an egg. This will add to the fun when there is an egg left behind by the "Easter Bunny" specifically for them!

Food Color

This is an old-school method of egg decorating but still a cheaper option than buying the kits.

Use food coloring to color the eggs in whole colors.

*Tip: Use a crayon to create different designs and then dip into the food coloring for an awesome effect.

Creative Easter Eggs

If you have daughters as I do, you can appreciate the Diva themed Easter eggs and so will they.

Using a black Sharpie marker, a hot pink Sharpie marker and a bag of rhinestones; let the imagination run free. Draw black and pink stripes on the eggs and then glue a few rhinestones on.

Now you have Diva Special Easter Eggs.

Now, let's not leave the boys out. Using camo colored markers, it is very easy to create camo style eggs! Keep in mind when using the typical camo colors, it'll be harder for the kids to find. Consider using a few shades of blue to create the camo eggs!

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