Easter time is here and my boys are really excited for next week. Not only for Easter but because we have Spring Break off the entire week before Easter. Since my boys have each gone through a stage where they were obsessed with Dinosaurs, I knew these Dinosaur eggs would be a fun Easter project for them.
To be honest, I just don’t really get into the commercialization of Easter.
I have NO idea how bunnies, chicks, decorating eggs, baskets, etc became the thing we think about when we think about Easter. Maybe I just have something against pastels. :) I don’t know…but my kids love Easter and I did think this idea for Easter eggs looked pretty cool. I originally saw this idea in the Savoring the Seasons cookbook from Our Best Bites.
All you need is:
- Hard boiled eggs
- Small cups or bowls
- Liquid food coloring
1-Boil and then cool your eggs. Once cool you can gently tap and carefully squish (for lack of a better word) the entire shell to create cracks all over the egg. Try and keep the shell as intact as possible but it’s okay if little bits of the shell fall off.
2-Fill small cups or bowls with water and add about 10 drops of food coloring for every 1 cup of water. If you want them darker you can use more. I only used about 10 and they aren’t incredibly dark, but dark enough to show the design.
3- Place the eggs in the cups and refrigerate overnight.
4-In the morning you remove the eggs from the containers and rinse off any additional coloring. Then carefully remove the shells, rinse and enjoy!
Not only are these fun for Easter but they would be really fun for a Dinosaur birthday party. We did a Dinosaur party a few years back and I wish I had seen this then. These would have been a great food idea. Oh well…with 4 boys I’m sure there will be another dinosaur party in our future.
Unfortunately when we were washing these to eat, my 4-year-old knocked the bowl over into the sink and the eggs all went down the disposal. I fished them out and they were covered in brown slime. EEWWW! So…our dino eggs ended up in the trash. But, they want to make them again tonight so maybe tomorrow we’ll have better luck.
What is your favorite holiday? Do you go all out or keep it simple?