We had actually purchased a regular FROZEN Easter egg dye kit from the supermarket, and we did use it.
We used the egg wraps and cardboard Olaf egg stands and Elsa and Anna stickers….
But we made our own version of FROZEN Easter eggs, too.
We’ve made these cracked eggs before, and called them dinosaur eggs, but this year we called them Elsa’s Cracked Ice Easter Eggs.
Because we can never have too much Disney in our lives. :)
The process is surprisingly easy:
1. Make hard-boiled eggs. Cool completely.
2. Crack egg shell all around by gently rolling the egg on the counter with just enough pressure to cause cracking without causing the shell to detach or the egg inside to break or split. (Admittedly, the eggs my 3yo did definitely split through – but don’t worry, they’re still totally edible.)
3. Put the eggs with their cracked shells into a plastic baggie. Generously add food coloring in your color choice (blue is best for “ice”) until the shell is covered in the food coloring.
4. Allow to sit for a few minutes.
5. Dump the colored eggs, along with their still-attached shells, into a mesh colander and rinse with cool water in the sink until the excess food coloring is washed off and the water runs clear.
6. Splash the eggs in the colander with a little white vinegar (optional) to help the color set.
7. Gently peel the eggs.
You’re done! Except that I usually rinse them again, just to make sure I’ve actually removed all of the little shell pieces.
Store them in the refrigerator and eat them within 4 or 5 days for the best freshness.
Peeling off the shell and revealing the cracked pattern underneath is really fun for kids.
My 3yo didn’t want to touch the eggs, but watched with great interest as her 5yo sister and I peeled them.
Even the inside of the removed shell looks amazing!
And they taste just like regular hard boiled eggs. The food coloring doesn’t change the taste or anything. I’ve eaten them just like that, with a little salt, for breakfast, and also made them into deviled eggs.
And check out some of my other Easter crafts and recipes: