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Polka Dot Easter Eggs

Creating beautiful and colorful eggs is a rewarding and fun Easter activity for families to do together.

30 min
PREP TIME
15 min
COOK TIME
4
INGREDIENTS

Preparation

  • 1 Gently place eggs in single layer in large saucepan. Add enough cold water to cover eggs by 1 inch (2 1/2 cm). Cover. Bring just to boil on high heat. Remove from heat. Let stand 12 minutes. (Adjust time up or down by 3 minutes for each size larger or smaller).
  • 2 Pour off hot water and rapidly cool eggs by running them under cold water (or place in ice water) until completely cooled. Place small dot stickers all over eggs. Or, use a white or light coloured crayon to draw polka dots on eggs.
  • 3 Mix 1/2 cup (125 ml) boiling water, 1 teaspoon (5 ml) vinegar and 10 to 20 drops food colour in a cup to achieve desired colours. Repeat for each colour. Dip hard-cooked eggs in dye for about 5 minutes. Use a slotted spoon, wire egg holder or tongs to add and remove eggs from dye. Allow eggs to dry. Remove stickers, if using.
  • 4 Test Kitchen Tips:
    •Use springtime stickers, such as chicks, rabbits or flowers, instead of the dot stickers.
    •Line work surface with layers of newspaper before dyeing eggs.
    •Gather all equipment including small bowls or cups for each food colour, spoons for each bowl and paper towels for spills. Bowls should be deep enough to completely submerge the egg.
    •For easy clean-up, use soap and water repeatedly to remove food colour from hands and most kitchen countertops. If needed, use all-purpose cleaner with bleach for countertops.
    •Make an egg drying stand out of a paper towel tube cut into sections.

NUTRITION INFORMATION

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