Get festive with these Creative Easter Egg Ideas for the whole family!
Coloring eggs can help bring the whole family together and inspire simple moments of connection and creativity.
From dunking eggs in neon dyes to embellishing them with paint, glitter and more, you will be building life long memories for your children.
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6 tips to bring your family together to decorate eggs
Easter is about traditions, both old and new, as well as celebrating family and creating lifelong memories.
Decorating eggs for Easter is a tradition that dates back to the 13th century.
Eggs were once viewed as a forbidden food to some religious entities, so people would paint or decorate them to highlight the end of penance and fasting.
A special thanks to PAAS – named after the Dutch word for Easter, “Passen” – for these expert Easter egg dyeing tips based on its 140 years of experience.
Keep It Clean
Wash your hands in hot, soapy water before and after handling eggs, even if they’ve already been cooked or decorated.
This helps protect you from any bacteria that may be on the egg and protects the eggshell from oil on hands that may make the dye not adhere properly.
Make sure an adult such as yourself supervises all projects to ensure food safety precautions are observed.
Hard Cook, Don’t Hard Boil
Although the cooking water must come to a full boil, the pan should be immediately removed from heat so the eggs can cook gently in the hot water.
This method produces tender, not rubbery eggs and minimizes cracking.
Learn how to make the perfect hard eggs for decorating!
Banish the Greenish Ring
This harmless but unsightly discoloration sometimes forms around hard-cooked yolks as a result of a reaction between sulfur in the egg white and iron in the yolk.
It occurs when eggs have been cooked for too long or at too high a temperature.
Cooking eggs in hot, not boiling water then cooling immediately helps minimize this discoloration.
Make Them “Apeeling”
To ensure easily peeled eggs, buy and refrigerate them 7-10 days in advance of cooking.
This brief “breather” allows the eggs time to take in air, which helps separate the membranes from the shell.
Store Eggs Safely
In the shell, hard-cooked eggs can be refrigerated safely for up to one week.
Refrigerating them in their original carton prevents odor absorption.
Once peeled, eggs should be eaten that day.
Piercing shells before cooking is not recommended.
If not sterile, the piercer or needle can introduce bacteria into the egg.
Also, piercing creates hairline cracks in the shell through which bacteria can enter after cooking.
Tap Into Your Creative Side
You don’t have to be highly creative to create an “eggceptional” egg.
Try these fun creative Easter Egg ideas!
Just use your imagination to create appealing eggs by gluing on fun materials found at craft stores, like fake gems, sequins, trims and ribbons.
You can also use paint, including gold or silver metallic paint, to make eggs special.
An option like PAAS egg decorating kits can help make the process more convenient and fun.