I am a big fan of crafts. You can be creative and artsy without the stress of working on a painting or sculpture. I tend to go all out for the holidays with homemade ornaments for Christmas, heart-shaped paper lanterns for Valentines, and everything is carved into a Jack-o-lantern for Halloween, but one of my favorite holiday crafts is dying Easter eggs.
I love dying Easter eggs because afterwards you can eat them, either as they are or as festive deviled eggs. Here is an easy way to achieve a very pretty Easter egg.
First, with a small pin, prick a tiny hole at the large end of the egg. This remove any excess air between the egg shell and the egg's membrane and will allow you to have a nice, round shape.
Next, you need to hard boil the eggs. There are several ways to do this but my preferred method it to start the eggs in cold water, heat the water until it reaches a simmer, then remove from heat and leave the eggs to rest in the hot water, covered, for twenty minutes. The eggs some out perfect every time.
After the eggs are cooked it is best to dye them while they are still warm. If you work with the eggs while they are still warm they will be easier to peel and the color will penetrate better because the shell is more loosely attached.
Gently crack the shells and place the eggs in cold water with dye. Leave them to sit in the cold water for a couple hours in the refrigerator (to be food safe). After a few hours peel to reveal your masterpieces. How do you like to dye your Easter eggs? Do you have any other favorite Easter food crafts?