They call this Easter Egg Art hmmmm.... so when I was a kid and when my kids were growing up if the eggs would crack in the water... I would be sooooooo extremely mad and start over! I hated when they cracked in the boiling water! Now its art? I never thought of cracked eggs as art before, not sure why I didn't grow up in this new smart generation because I really fit in. Anytime there is a mishap, I'm in.
I love the sound of calling crackled eggs art! I do have to say, if you crack too hard and the dye seeps in you won't have nice art but still, I was so excited to see the insides of these, they really were beautiful! I love the color blue, but you choose your favorite! Also one other thing, try using flavors like soy sauce, kool aides, soak overnight, if you want to pick up flavors!
Boil eggs to hard boiled stage. Remove the eggs from the boiling water, gently crack each egg by tapping with the back side of a spoon. Too many cracks or too deeply cracked causes the colorant to get inside too easily and solid spots and color will appear everywhere.
Take a towel, roll the egg under the palm of your hand to spread the cracks around the entire egg would be another method. You want a lot of crackling, but not deep cracks and you don't want to lose eggshell. Use as many colors as you want.
You can also try tea, soy sauce, beet juice, dye from fruits, food colorings will all work. Sit eggs in the coloring for 10 minutes. Rinse in cool water. Then remove place on a paper towel to dry. Allow the kids or guests to remove the shell inside to enjoy their Egg Art... Happy Easter!
For the Dye instructions:Just boil 2 cups of water with 1 tablespoon of vinegar, add your colorant
( and simmer for 15 minutes). Place each egg into a deep style mug and pour the dye in.
These look great at Easter for making Deviled Eggs click here for the recipe