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Easter is right around the corner. If you want to go beyond using box dye to decorate your eggs, we’ve put together a guide with fun ways to mix things up. Let’s get cracking!

Crackled Easter Eggs

Break out of your shell with crackled Easter eggs! For this you’ll need:

  • Hard boiled eggs
  • Food coloring
  • A tablespoon

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  1. Hard boil your eggs and set them aside to cool.
  2. Gently tap the shells of the eggs with your spoon to crack them.
  3. Line baking pans (9×13 inch or similar) with paper towels to catch spills and splatters.
  4. Place 6 empty mugs in the pan and add your desired amount of food coloring to each mug.
  5. Fill your mugs with 1 cup of boiling water and stir to incorporate the food coloring.
  6. Place one cracked egg into each mug- make sure the water covers the egg completely.
  7. Place your tray with the mugs and eggs into the refrigerator for 6-8 hours or overnight.
  8. Remove the tray from the refrigerator and begin peeling the cracked shells away from the eggs.
  9. After the shells are gone, you’ll have a crackled effect on the outside of your boiled egg.

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Shaving Cream Easter Eggs

If you love groovy designs, you’ll love these eggs! They’re fun to create and you’ll be proud to show them off to your friends and family. For these eggs, you’ll need:

  • Hard boiled eggs
  • Food coloring- neon food coloring will give you vibrant eggs
  • Muffin tin
  • Shaving cream
  • Straw
  • Latex or equivalent gloves, these are optional so you don’t get messy

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  1. Hard boil the eggs and set them aside to cool.
  2. Squirt white shaving cream into each cup of the muffin tin.
  3. Squeeze different colored food coloring onto the shaving cream.
  4. Use a straw to swirl the colors together to create a tie dye look.
  5. Roll an egg on one side into the shaving cream, then flip your eggs over and repeat this step.
  6. Let your eggs sit for 10 minutes and then rinse it clean.

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Glitter Easter Eggs

If you want to add some sparkle to Easter and your eggs, this project is for you! For these eggs, you’ll need:

  • Hard boiled eggs
  • Naturally dyed eggs
  • Paper towel
  • Plate
  • Egg carton
  • Glue or craft paste
  • Glitter

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  1. Hard boil your eggs and follow this great recipe to naturally dye your eggs.
  2. After allowing them to fully dry, place some glue on the bottom of your egg.
  3. Pour the glitter onto a plate.
  4. Roll the glued end of your egg in the glitter.
  5. Place the non-glittered side of the egg upright in the egg carton while drying.



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Jackie J.

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Jackie J. became a Publix associate in 2017 after deciding to take her love of food to the next level. She began working with the Social Media team at that time and she immediately fell in love with life at Publix. In her spare time, she bakes to relax and creates yummy morsels for friends and family to munch on. When she isn’t working, you can probably find her playing with her cat and dog (Nila and Oreo), at a theme park or watching a Harry Potter Movie Marathon.

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