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Easter Egg-spiration: How Fabergé!

Easter is here already; can you believe it?! My sister, cousins and I used to fill more than 100 Easter eggs every year for our own egg hunt. We had an amazing assembly line and would crank those things out so we could dye hard boiled eggs after we finished. We created some of my favorite childhood memories on those crazy egg days. We used the old vinegar and tablet method to make ours, which you can still find today, but I have seen some great ideas that I thought you might like to try with your kiddos this year!

Here’s a great roundup of some fun and different ways to decorate those Easter eggs. I’ve also included a fool-proof recipe for perfectly cooked hard boiled eggs every time.

First up: Pineapple eggs! This colorful and tropical take on the egg uses paint, cardstock and hot glue! These would look great as table decorations as well.

pineapple easter eggs

{Top image via Door to Door Organics; Image via Studio DIY}

Next: Confetti Eggs! With Earth Day right around the corner, this recycled option is a great way to reuse those 3-hole punch scraps.

confetti eggs

 {Image via She Makes A Home}

Ombre Eggs in any color! This technique from Country Day Living gives you the exact amount of dye drops you need in each glass to achieve this sophisticated and trendy look.

ombre eggs

{Image via Country Living}

And if you want to go the traditional route but want to steer clear of chemical dyes (especially if your children are sensitive to them) then here is a great list of natural ingredients that you can use to achieve beautiful and vibrant colors without any worry of toxins! I would add beets to this list to get a great pinkish-red color.

natural die easter eggs

{Image via Pinterest}

Recipe for Perfectly Cooked Hard-Boiled Eggs:

Gently place eggs into a saucepan. Fill the saucepan with cold water until all eggs are covered. Place a lid on the sauce pan and set it on the stove. Heat the eggs on high until they come to a boil. As soon as the eggs start to boil, turn off the heat and let stand for 10 minutes. Then get an ice bath ready (bowl filled with ice and water) and once the 10 minutes is up, using a slotted spoon scoop the eggs out of the saucepan and place them into the ice bath for 5-8 minutes.

The eggs will come out delicious with a very yellow yolk every time!

Happy Easter, Happy Spring, Happy Happy Everything! Share your photos of your egg dying adventures!

 

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