Easter Egg Dying Alternatives and a Basic Egg Salad Recipe

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Dyeing Easter Eggs is a time honored tradition stemming from many cultures and beliefs. The egg is a symbol for new life and rebirth; something that we celebrate at Easter and Spring Time in general. I have always liked dying Easter eggs but having little kids makes dying a catastrophe waiting to happen. We’ve done it, but this year I went in search of alternatives.

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There are two ways to go here:

a) Have your kids color on the shells with crayons.

b) While the eggs are fresh out of the water and are hot, let kids hold crayons to the eggs and allow the crayons to melt onto them. I don’t recommend this for very young kids so that they do not burn themselves.


Set out craft paint in various colors and let your kids paint their eggs with brushes, sponges and cotton swabs.

Craft Supplies

Stickers, glitter and various craft materials can be glued on.


And since you are already boiling eggs, why don’t you throw together some egg salad? JenWL's Story


Here is my favorite recipe for Basic egg salad:

  • ¼ Cup light mayo
  • 1Tbs yellow mustard 1tsp dill
  • ½ stalk celery
  • 7 whole hard boiled eggs
  • 4 hard egg whites

Combine the first three ingredients and then fold into roughly chopped eggs.

Add salt and pepper to taste. Hot sauce isn’t bad either.


Perfectly Boiled Eggs

  1. Place eggs in pot and fill water 1 inch above eggs.
  2. Bring to a rolling boil.
  3. Once it comes to a boil, turn off the heat and let the eggs sit in the water for 13 minutes.
  4. Remove and let cool.


Happy Easter!

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