Speckled Easter Eggs are fun to make with homemade rice shakers. These finished Easter eggs are colorful. Making speckled Easter eggs is a great way to bring the family together.
Speckled Easter Eggs with Homemade Rice Shakers
Speckled Easter Eggs are one colorful way to decorate eggs at Easter.
What will you need to create these fun beauties?
- hard boiled eggs
- food or Easter egg dye (and any other items in the directions, typically vinegar and water)
- uncooked rice
- something to shake the eggs and colored rice in
Although I found large plastic easter eggs to serve as my shakers, you can use a plastic storage containers and/or a snap and seal styled storage bag(s).
Creating speckled is a great way to bring the family together in the kitchen to make memories and have fun!
Here is a printable version of all of the how-to’s for this DIY fun;
- A dozen eggs
- Basic color egg decorating kit or food coloring
- 4 Tbsp. instant rice
- Hard-boil the Eggs
Place the eggs in a saucepan and cover them with water at least a ¼ inch above the eggs. Bring the water to a boil. Cover the eggs and boil for 5 – 7 minutes. Turn off the stovetop and let the cooking eggs stay in the hot water on the burner for an additional 7 minutes. Run the eggs under cold water to stop the cooking process and let them cool before continuing with the coloring process.
- Color the Base of the Egg
Purchase the basic color egg decorating kit in the seasonal aisle or food coloring in the baking aisle at Price Chopper or Market 32 Supermarkets. Follow the directions on either package and dye the eggs for a short period of time to create a light colored base.
- Make a Rice Shaker
Use an extra large plastic egg that can possibly be found in the seasonal aisle at Price Chopper or Market 32 Supermarkets or at your local craft store.
Add 4 tablespoons of instant rice and 2 teaspoons of food coloring to the large egg. Stir the rice and food coloring together until the rice is fully covered. Place the hard-boiled egg into the larger egg and gently shake for speckled egg experiment. Let the eggs fully dry before displaying.
Prepare the colored rice just before using. If you prep the rice in advance and let set, the rice will absorb all of the food coloring and dry.
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Kids and Speckled Easter Eggs
There are many lessons to focus on when making Speckled Easter Eggs;
- learning how to hard boil eggs (this is one of mother nature’s best fast foods – haha)
- stove top safety
- following directions
- making the dye
- coloring Easter Eggs
- crafting with food
- exploring creativity
NOTE: This can be messy business! Talk through your own kitchen rules before starting this project and I highly suggest you wear a smock, apron or clothes you don’t mind stained. Anything can happen (wink).
Looking for more Easter Egg Experimental fun? Check out how to stripe eggs using rubber bands and/or twine.
Once you get to this post, it’s like an Easter Egg Hunt. It will lead you to another Easter Egg decorating idea.
Have fun, make messes and most importantly creating memories together!