Easter is early this year; it nearly snuck up on us! Though Easter décor has been out at Heritage for quite some time (and is now on sale! Stop by to stock up!), we only just got the decorations out at home a little over a week ago. And it was just now, while making the grocery list, that we realized we needed to buy egg dyeing supplies!
Dyeing a carton (or two!) of hard-boiled eggs is one of our favorite spring traditions. No matter how old we are, it still feels magical to watch the eggs change color. And best of all, the activity builds excitement and anticipation for the holiday itself! We’ll always have a soft spot in our hearts for those good, old-fashioned egg dye kits you can buy at the grocery store. But we think we’re going to mix it up this year and wanted to share some different egg dyeing options with you.
- We LOVE this post from Mommypotamus about making natural egg dyes with vegetables and spices. Not only are the colors incredibly beautiful, but the egg dye is natural and safe to eat. Mommpotamus has tested and tweaked the recipes to get the colors just right, too.
- If boiling veggies just to dye eggs is too time-consuming, Spend with Pennies explains how to dye eggs with whipped cream and gel food coloring. We’re dazzled by the beautiful marbled effect. This would be especially fun with young kids, who would get such a kick out of playing with whipped cream. What a fun sensory experience!
- These metallic eggs from Better Homes & Gardens would be the classiest eggs in any basket!
- We couldn’t help ourselves. We just HAD to buy this newfangled Eggmazing Egg Decorator Set. I mean, can you blame us?! With Prime shipping, this could be on your doorstep in two days — plenty of time to decorate your little hearts out!
We might have to try all of these methods! Possibly the only downside to egg dyeing is figuring out what to do with all those hard boiled eggs after they dry. Here are some of our favorite ways to eat hard-boiled eggs:
- Are you familiar with Trader Joe’s Everything But the Bagel seasoning mix? It’s developed something of a cult following since its release in early 2017. We love to sprinkle some on a hard boiled egg to kick up the flavor a few notches.
- We also love to schmear a veeeeery small amount of mayo and spicy Dijon mustard on each half of a hard boiled egg and then sprinkle it with salt and pepper. It’s such a simple snack — all the tastiness of an egg salad without having to make a huge batch of it.
- But if a big batch of egg salad is what you need, this one from Smitten Kitchen is our favorite! The pickled celery makes it!
- These egg salad and smoked salmon tartines from Ina Garten look delicious. What a beautiful appetizer for any Easter gathering.
So, tell us, how do you plan to dye your eggs? And how will you eat them after? Post your photos on our Facebook and Instagram pages!