So you’ve used all-natural dyes to create some truly glorious Easter eggs this year. They’re beautiful, they’re decorations you can feel good about . . . and then they’re just hard-boiled eggs. To keep the crafting going, here’s our favourite way to dress up hard-boiled eggs, just in time for Easter.
Hard-boiled Easter Egg Chick
What You’ll Need:
- hard-boiled eggs, shells removed
- whole black peppercorns
- a sharp knife (a grown up should handle this part)
Step 1: Cut two wing shapes and a beak shape out of your carrot. They should look roughly like this:
Pro Tip: make the base of each shape as narrow as possible (the flat edge that you insert into the egg). If it’s too wide, your egg will split. There may or may not be a reason the chick on the left is angled away from the camera . . .
Step 2: Set your hard-boiled egg into an egg cup. There will always be a more beautifully rounded side, and one slightly misshapen end. The egg cup is a great way to hide the wonky end.
Step 3: Gently press two peppercorns where you’d like your chick’s eyes to be.
Step 4: Press the triangular carrot piece below the eyes to make your beak. You may need to cut a small slit in the egg.
Step 5: Finally, press the other two carrot pieces into the sides, just above the rim of the egg cup. You can angle your wings up or down, or just leave them straight out to the sides. Again, you may need to cut slits to make this part easier.
You’re done! Name your wee chickie, if you dare. Full disclosure: a name may make him or her much more difficult to eat. Also, make sure your egg has spent enough time in the fridge that it’s safe to eat. Eggs that have been on display may be better just to look at.