DIY: Baked “Hard Boiled” Eggs, Sticker Easter Eggs, and Easter Egg “Fortune Cookie”

     For LLLove’s “How To’s Day” we wanted to do some Easter crafts since, Easter is just around the corner.  First, I found a couple of the “best hard boiled eggs” recipes on Pinterest, and finally found my favorite (mostly because it’s low maintenance and super easy).  Then I used some multiuse labels to make “sticker” dyed eggs, and lastly I made what I like to call an “Easter Egg Fortune Cookie.” Enjoy!

     
     I found a tutorial on how to bake “hard boiled” eggs on The Burlap Bag, to see the full version click here.  These were the best hard boiled eggs I’ve ever tasted!
RECIPE:
1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
2. Place eggs in a mini muffin pan.
3. Bake for 30 Minutes.
4. Take them out of the oven and put them in a bowl of ice water for 10 minutes.
5. Dry off and enjoy, or . . . 
. . . decorate them . . . 
     I found some multiuse labels from Staples in my desk, and some heart stickers I found on the dollar rack at Michaels, and started decorating.  I also used a hole punch to make polka dots.

To Make the Dye:
In a clear glass mix 3-5 drops (more for a deeper color) of food coloring with one tablespoon of vinegar.  Add 1/2 a cup of room temperature water.  Feel free to add some water in the glass so the egg can fully submerge.

. . . and here’s how they turned out . . . 

Easter Egg “Fortune Cookie”

How to Empty a Raw Egg:
1. With a raw egg in one hand, carefully puncture one end with a safety pin.  Be very careful.
2. Move the pin around so that the hole becomes larger, and hopefully the yolk will break.
3. Puncture the other end of the egg in the same way.
4. Hold the egg over the bowl and blow into one end of the egg (pointing down) to help the yolk move out faster.
5. When you no longer feel yolk moving around inside, rinse off the outside, and let dry.

. . . next I used a hole punch to stick polka dots on the egg, and dyed it . . . 
. . . then I printed out a note to put in the egg, and a little instruction . . . 

     Use a thin rod (I used a wooden skewer) to wrap the note tightly, and fit it into one of the holes in the egg.
. . . Now wrap it, and give it away! . . . 
LLLove,
Jess

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