DIY Ornery Easter Eggs

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Spring is always quite a chaotic time of year. People are busy with cleaning both inside and outside their homes, the weather is finally decent to get back into old hobbies, and dare I say, taxes are filed. It’s a time to get matters back in order, but with Easter hopping to the forefront this weekend, I thought it was about time to PAAS and color some snarky, classic Easter eggs…don’t worry, I won’t be taking these to Sunday brunch with the family.
You’ll need the basics:
  • Eggs
  • Single Layer Saucepan
  • Dye Tablets
  • White Vinegar
  • Pencil
  • Fine Tip Sharpie Pen
  • Kneaded Eraser
  • 1/2 Cup of Water for Each Dye Tablet
Place the eggs in the saucepan and cover by about 1 inch of water. Considering I was using this activity as sort of a comedic relief from my evening obligations, I only hard boiled about half a dozen. Slowly bring the water to a boil over medium heat. Once water has reached a boil, remove from heat, & let sit for about 10 minutes. Transfer eggs to a colander and place under cool running water for a minute or two to stop the cooking and keep the yolks vibrant.
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Meanwhile, place the colored tablets into individual 1/2 cups of water, each mixed with about 1 tbsp of white vinegar (if you’re looking for more pastel shades, skip on the vinegar). Then have fun dipping and mixing and dying that dozen.
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I decided to take more of a typographic approach and sketched my designs in pencil first. I’ve found that fine tip Sharpies glide smoothly & evenly over the shell, while a kneaded eraser softly removes any traces of the draft.
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And there you have it. Quirky little eggs to bring a smile to your face for breakfast every morning or for a silly surprise in someone’s lunch that afternoon. Happy Easter Friends!

11 comments

  • April 16, 2014 at 1:52 pm // Reply

    Oh my gosh these are the cutest! I want an egg that says it got laid last night. :)

    • April 21, 2014 at 1:01 pm // Reply

      Haha! Thank you Laicie, hope you had a great Easter!

  • April 16, 2014 at 4:04 pm // Reply

    Haha I love it! So cheeky :)

    • April 21, 2014 at 1:08 pm // Reply

      You’re the sweetest Diana. :)

  • April 16, 2014 at 9:46 pm // Reply

    Really cute! I love this, and so quirky!! :D I made similar eggs with hand lettering, but not as cute as these!!

    • April 21, 2014 at 1:06 pm // Reply

      Adorable! I just checked them out. Love the natural soft colors and thank you for sharing such an important message regarding animal care.

    • April 21, 2014 at 1:07 pm // Reply

      Appreciate it TJ! I’m all for inanimate objects with faces. ;)

  • April 18, 2014 at 8:45 pm // Reply

    Hahaha. These have to be my favorite Easter Eggs I’ve seen! :) So perfect.

    • April 21, 2014 at 1:08 pm // Reply

      Why thank you Latrina, I’m honored! :) Hope you had a perfect holiday!

  • April 23, 2014 at 12:12 am // Reply

    Hahaha love them all!

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