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Easter eggs (aka paschal eggs) are decorated eggs given as gifts during the Eastertide. The traditional method is to use chicken eggs painted or dyed. A more modern option is artificial eggs wrapped in colored foil, wooden eggs, or plastic eggs filled with goodies.
Now to M and Q’s Easter party:
- food dyes
- fine point sharpies
- stick-on gems
- and of course, some eggs (chicken eggs, chocolate eggs or artificial eggs)
“First off, pick out your colors of food dyes. If you like a color scheme, pick out three similar colors in range (Yellow, orange and pink work well. blue, green and yellow or blue, purple, and pink are other excellent combinations). That way, however your kids choose to dip or mix, you still come out with eggs in a stunning tonal range.
Dipping with fingers is the best since the egg holders are too hard to manage for small hands. So we set an egg carton between us in the middle of the table, and my daughter dips the eggs and then sets them in the carton to dry.
Then, I draw on them with a sharpie and decorate them with stick-on gems from the craft store. For the very best hard-boiled eggs, place chilled eggs in a deep pan with a lid and fill with cold water until the eggs are just immersed. Next, place the covered pan on the stove and bring water to a boil. As soon as the water boils, turn off the heat but don’t remove the pan from the warm stove.
Let the pan sit, covered, on the cooling burner for 12-15 minutes. Then, remove the pan, pour out the water, and run cold water over the eggs to stop the cooking process. The eggs will come out tender, soft and brilliant yellow with a fresh egg taste.”
Good luck in decorating your own Easter eggs!
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