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Marbled Easter eggs

 
Have fun this Easter making your own marbled Easter eggs for the kids. This edible Easter activity is a take on dying hard boiled eggs, but you colour the white of the egg instead of the shell! Enjoy watching your children’s faces when they discover what’s beneath the egg shell.
Have fun this Easter making your own marbled Easter eggs for the kids.

This edible Easter activity from our friends at Mud Mates is a take on dying hard boiled eggs, but you colour the white of the egg instead of the shell!

Enjoy watching your children’s faces when they discover what’s beneath the egg shell.

 

Marbled Easter eggs recipe


Ingredients

 
  • Cooled hard-boiled eggs (as many as you would like)
  • Paper towels
  • Teaspoons
  • Glasses, cups or coffee mugs
  • Food colouring (range of colours)
  • White vinegar
  • Cold water
  • Dessert spoon
 

How to make marbled Easter eggs


1. Take your cooled, hard-boiled eggs and on a paper towel, tap the eggs gently until the shell starts to shatter.

2. Repeat the gentle tapping all around each egg taking care not to crack the shell too hard. The eggs should be cracked/shattered all over but the shells should still be intact.

3. In a glass, cup or mug mix together one of the food colouring colours (approx. 20-30 drops to ensure a bright, vibrant colour or less if you prefer), 1 tablespoon of white vinegar to help set the colour and top up with cold water so the glass, cup or mug is about half full.

4. Place an egg on a dessert spoon and carefully place it into the glass, cup or mug. Depending on the size of your glass you may be able to fit one or two eggs at a time.

5. Top up the glass, cup or mug with water to ensure the eggs are totally covered.

6. Repeat steps 3 to 5 using the other eggs and food colouring colours.

7. For food safety if you plan to eat the eggs, place the glasses, cups or mugs in the fridge to keep the eggs cool.

8. If you can, leave the eggs overnight to develop a lovely deep colour, or at least for a couple of hours if you have less time.
 
9. Now for the fun part! Carefully remove the eggs from the glasses, cups or mugs and place them on a paper towel.

10. Very carefully peel the shells to reveal colourful marbled Easter eggs!

11. You can display your eggs over Easter or eat them as a fun snack.
 

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