Just last night, when I popped into our local PnP for dinner ingredients, the aisles were filled with the yearly assortment of Easter goodies. I’m a sucker for foil covered chocolate bunnies – preferably Lindt but any hare will do, really – and I’m kicking myself for not grabbing one in as I dervish-whirled my way through the store in my haste to get home.
This morning’s quick pop-in for milk (I’m particularly bad at making a decent shopping list) there were sad, sugarless gaps where yesterday it was a chocoholic’s dream. Perhaps that’s a good thing, since my waistline probably can’t take much more strain.
If you’re in the same sinking boat and need a little something to fill up the cocoa-less spaces in your weekend egg-hunt, there is hope. This is the perfect opportunity to harness your creative side and pull your inner child along for the ride.
Before you Get Cracking: Hard Boil your Eggy Canvases
Step 1: Gently place all of your eggs in the bottom of a large saucepan. Don’t stack them as this will prevent them from cooking through evenly.
Step 2: Cover the eggs with completely with room temperature water.
Step 3: Bring the water to boiling point, and allow to boil for a minute.
Step 4: Turn off the heat and allow the eggs to sit on the stovetop for around 13 to 15 minutes.
Step 5: Remove eggs from the water with a slotted spoon and allow to cool completely before decorating.
Eggcellent DIY Crafts: Get Creative
We’ve sourced some of our favourite DIY Easter Egg designs from around the web, some of them a little more difficult than others. We’re particularly partial to the Pantone eggs from How About Orange and the Super Mario Bros eggs from Instructables .
Black and White Easter Eggs – Obviously Sweet
There’s a delicate balance between adult style and childlike enthusiasm in these gorgeous black and white Easter eggs.
Chalkboard Easter Eggs – Oleander + Palm
With the chalkboard craze firmly in force, there’s no reason for your Easter eggs to miss out on the trend.
Pantone Easter Eggs – How About Orange
These simple beauties are a designer’s delight.
Mustache Eggs – Oh What Fun
We mustache you a question: How can you resist the charm in these quirky eggs?
Super Mario Bros. Eggs – Instructables
These geeky DIY Easter Eggs are sure to conjure up some of your fondest childhood memories.
Watercolour and Pencil Eggs – Alisa Burke
Take the plunge and go doodle-wild on these delightful DIY eggs.
Sprinkle Easter Eggs – Studio DIY
Textural and eye-catching, what’s not to love about these beauties?
Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs – Boulder Locavore
If bright, garish colours aren’t quite your thing, these naturally dyed eggs are a sure-fire winner.