We love to decorate eggs, but how many hard boiled eggs can a small family eat? We found that if we started saving empty egg shells a few weeks before Easter, then we would have a good amount to color, hide and find, in addition to the plastic candy-filled eggs. My family isn't so small any more, but this activity has become a yearly tradition that we look forward to each Easter.
To make confetti eggs you need three things:
- Eggs, devoid of contents, rinsed and dried--we save ours in empty egg cartons on top of the fridge.
- Color medium of choice--we chose food coloring from our cupboard. Crayons, markers, water colors, or those fun boxes of Easter egg dyes all work great as well.
- Confetti--we used paper from our shredder--an awesome way to use those unwanted credit card offers!
- Tap one end of the egg on the counter.
- Peel away the broken shell, leaving most of the egg shell intact.
- Dump out the egg into your recipe of choice. Putting it into a separate bowl first gives you the chance to brush out any stray shell pieces.
- Rinse the egg with water.
- Allow to air dry--an empty egg carton is a great storage container!
- Save up enough eggs for lots of egg coloring fun.
- Color eggs. These eggs need to be handled a little more carefully than hard boiled ones, but they work well with dipping in egg colors.
- Dry thoroughly.
- Add confetti.
- Hide the eggs.
- Send kids out to find the eggs.
- Chase everyone around and smash the eggs on them. If your kids are small, have them chase daddy or mommy around and get them with the eggs.
Happy Easter! ~Lena