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Crafting With Food – Cracked Dyed Dragon Eggs/Dinosaur Eggs

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Dragon Eggs Craft from Hard Boiled Eggs

This awesome craft idea is not my own, so kudos go to Our Best Bites for the idea.  They called theirs dinosaur eggs, but we went with dragon eggs instead because they look so mystical. This might be kind of a fun project to do after reading The Paperbag Princess with your little one.

Related Pages: Dinosaur Coloring Pages, Easter Egg Coloring Pages

What You Need to Make Dragon Eggs

  • Eggs
  • Water
  • Pan
  • Stove
  • Food coloring
  • Containers
Hard Boiled Dragon Eggs 300x179 Crafting With Food   Cracked Dyed Dragon Eggs/Dinosaur Eggs

Boil your eggs. For some reason, I always have to look up how to do this correctly!

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When your eggs are cool enough to work with, gently crack the shells. It's a good idea to do some bigger cracks and some smaller ones just to make your final dragon eggs look even cooler.

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Prepare your food coloring just as you would to die Easter eggs.

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Allow your dragon eggs to soak in the dye. We only did ours for an hour or so, but it would be even better if you put them in the fridge to soak overnight.*

*We made our dragon eggs a second time and made the dye much darker and let the eggs soak for about 3 hours.  The colors came out so much more brilliant!

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Our second attempt - So much brighter!

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Take your dragon eggs out of the dye and dry them off.

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Peel your eggs and see the awesome (and creepy) designs left behind.

Hard Boiled Dragon Egg Snack 179x300 Crafting With Food   Cracked Dyed Dragon Eggs/Dinosaur Eggs

Who doesn't love a kids' craft that you can eat?

What I Learned the Hard Way:

Like I mentioned above, I would soak the eggs much longer next time to make the lines appear darker once the shells were removed.

Discussion

One comment for “Crafting With Food – Cracked Dyed Dragon Eggs/Dinosaur Eggs”

  1. Great trick with the eggs. I might try it with my kids this year.

    Posted by My Child's Health | March 21, 2012, 8:03 am

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