Easter Flower Eggs
Published July 19, 2012
Kids love to decorate eggs as do some adults. It’s that time of year again when we all get to be kids and enjoy the Easter season.
I saw this idea at a friend’s place and thought it was worth sharing with readers. Use any coloured paper you may have at home and play with the egg colours to coordinate.
- Egg colouring Kit (or natural food colouring)
- 12 large, white eggs
- Newspaper, scissors
- White Vinegar
- Tall candlesticks or pedestal liqueur glasses
- Patterned paper
Follow the directions for the egg colouring kit to prepare the colors. Otherwise fill a plastic cup with 1-cup cold water, 1 tablespoon white vinegar and add 2-3 food colouring drops to the cup. Stir with a spoon until the colour is evenly spread through the water.
There are two trains of thought about the eggs. The first is to hard-boil them and then let them cool. The only disadvantage of this is that they can really only sit out for about a week on display. If you plan to have the display out for a longer period of time then you may want to blow the eggs. If you plan to blow the eggs then its best to purchase an egg blower (at most craft stores) and follow their instructions. I’ve tried the homemade way with a syringe and lets just say my local grocer is still thanking me for purchasing all of his eggs in one day and I had nothing to show for it.
Once the hard-boiled eggs have cooled you are ready to colour them. Place them carefully inside each prepared cup and let them sit for at least 10 minutes. Check them periodically with a spoon until the desired colour is achieved.
Place the eggs on a plate that is covered in wax paper and let them dry.
To make the flowers simply draw out a 7 petal flower on an 8.5″ x 11″ decorative piece of paper and cut it out carefully with scissors. You may also draw and cut other designs such as Easter Bunnies and Chickens and use the egg portion as the body of the animal.
To display the eggs simply place the flower head on top of a pedestal candlestick or liqueur glass and place the egg on top. It’s best to distribute the eggs randomly on different heights of pedestals for the nicest display.
Add coloured napkins and plates to finish the table.