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Bryan & I decided to really mess things up with our decorating Easter eggs this year at the Price Chopper Kids Cooking Club. And, decorating eggs is always the perfect opportunity to teach kids how to hard-boil an egg and then have a whole lot of creative fun. Last year in the Price Chopper Kids Cooking Club we striped eggs with painters tape found at Price Chopper Supermarkets & you can still grab all of those directions on our site by clicking here.
This year Bryan & I experimented with twine & rubber bands that were found in the school supply aisles at the Price Chopper & then had fun adding color, pulling off the items we used & creating new & creative designs.
Check out Bryan at work in the video below & all of our directions are right underneath the video.
Egg Decorating Fun by Jodie Fitz
If you are looking for a new way to have fun decorating an egg, experimenting can be fun.
Supplies for our 2014 Experiments;
Hard-boiled eggs (see directions below)
Egg Decorating Kit or McCormick Food Coloring
1. Prep the colors for egg decorating.
2. Cut the twine to the desired length. I simply cut the twine long enough to wrap around the egg in a spiraled
3. Pour some Elmer’s glue in a disposable cup or bowl. Run the twine through the glue so that it is fully covered. Wrap it around the egg and set it so that it can dry in place fully.
4. Carefully wrap rubber bands around the egg; it works best around the center of the egg. If there are any cracks in the egg this process will crack the egg completely, but will work on eggs with no markings that have been hard-boiled.
5. Dip your eggs in the desired color(s) and let them dry. You can actually speed the process by gently wiping the egg with a paper towel to remove any drips.
Remove the twine and/or rubber bands and Voila, colorful Easter Egg Fun!
Supplies: The rubber bands, twine & Elmer’s glue can typically be found in the School Supply Aisles at Price Chopper Supermarkets. Ask for assistance if you can’t locate them there.
Work Surface: You definitely want to cover your work surface before beginning this project.
McCormick’s Old Fashioned Egg Coloring
This is how my mom colored eggs when I was young…
½ cup boiling water + 1 teaspoon vinegar + 20 drops of McCormick food colors
Egg Striping: Don’t forget to check out how we striped our eggs last year.
Hard Boiling Eggs by Jodie Fitz
Easter is the perfect opportunity to teach children how to hard-boil an egg.
1. Place the eggs into a pan and cover with cold water, approximately one inch above the eggs.
2. Bring the water in the pan to a rolling boil.
3. Place a cover on the pan, set the time and let the eggs cook at the boiling state for approximately 7 minutes minutes.
4. Turn off the burner and let the eggs continue to set in the hot water, covered for an additional 7 minutes. Note: I always set the timer because I will forget about the eggs.
5. Run the eggs under cold water in the pan until the pan has cooled and the eggs are cool to touch. Place the eggs in a bowl, in the egg shell and let them set in the refrigerator until you are ready to use or serve.
Peeling Tip: I was taught to peel an egg by tapping each firmly, but gently enough to only crack the shell and not disrupt the egg. Then roll the egg until the sides crack and are ready to peel off. If the shells are sticking to the eggs at all, simply run the egg under cool water to help release the shell for further peeling.