Easter Egg Tips and Tricks

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This Sunday marks the fourth Easter for my son and the second for my daughter. I'm so excited to share this holiday with them and love watching their joy and excitement as we celebrate the resurrection of Christ with our friends and family.

I try my best to remind them that this holiday isn't just about chocolate and Easter eggs but sometimes as a parent I just need to give into the fun and let my kids enjoy themselves. They're pretty good at it and their excitement becomes contagious.

I wanted to pass along some tidbits that I found helpful when it comes to dying Easter eggs. Decorating and dying Easter eggs is probably one of my son's favorite parts of our Easter celebration and we've come across a few great ways to make it easier and more fun for everyone. Some of these tips you might have heard already and others might be new!

Bake eggs in the oven 

Are you tired of figuring out the "perfect" way to make hard boiled eggs? Do your shells stick? Do your yolks turn grey? Well I've found the solution to all of your problems! Bake 'em.

That's right. Turn the oven to 325, put the eggs in a mini muffin pan and set the timer to 25 minutes. When the time goes off gently transfer the eggs to an ice/water bath with tongs for 10 minutes and then you're done. Simple, easy, and fun too!

Whisk the Eggs

Putting hard-boiled eggs into a whisk makes egg dying a lot easier for small hands. simply grab a whisk from the kitchen, pop the egg through the wire, and let your child dip away! When they are done with the egg just pop it back out and set it down to dry.

Use Natural Dyes

There's no need to buy commercial dyes when partaking in Easter egg fun. By using a few ingredients that you might already have around the house you can create gorgeous natural dyes for your eggs.

A few tips on what you can use and how to dye naturally can be found on Eco Crazy Mom


Get Creative

You don't just need to use dyes to decorate your eggs! Crayons, glitter, and stickers are great alternatives to dyed eggs. And it can be easier for infants and toddlers to get involved.

You can also use a variety of tools to create different designs on your dyed eggs. Wrap a rubber band around the eggs before dipping, or use some electrical tape to create stripes and designs. You can also use a white crayon to draw pictures and write names on your eggs before you dye them.

For more great tips check out this post on Formula Mom

If you have some tips to making Easter egg decorating more fun I'd love to hear them!

7 comment(s) with love:

Dawn said... Reply To This Comment

That is awesome that you can stick the eggs in the oven and cook them! I like to make pickled eggs, but you just never know what you are going to get when you boil them. I might try this next time! Thanks for posting this!


Isra said... Reply To This Comment

I never knew you could put eggs in the oven, but makes so much sense, thanks for the tip!

Minding Spot said... Reply To This Comment

Wow, talk about timing! I'm on the computer while I wait for my eggs to boil lol
I love the idea of baking them! Heck, I love the idea of the whisk and am so going to use it when I dye eggs tomorrow. Thanks for the helpful tips!


Tiffany C. said... Reply To This Comment

Looks like you all had fun. I can't wait to dye eggs in a few days with our children. Thanks for the great ideas about using other ingredients to dye eggs.

LOVE MELISSA:) said... Reply To This Comment

Looks like so much fun!! What great ideas- thank you

Kari R. said... Reply To This Comment

We're dying eggs and I am going to use the whisk tip for sure! Thanks!


Tethered Mommy said... Reply To This Comment

Wow, you have some great ideas! I always screw up hard boiled eggs but I'll be using the oven method next time. And I love the whisk for dipping the eggs into dye.