Cactus Easter Eggs!

March 27, 2016

Joel and I were discussing what we wanted to make for our Easter dinner, and out of nowhere Joel yelled TACOS! I’m not sure why he wants to make tacos, but I said alright and so we made a trip to the latin store to pick up authentic ingredients. (If you didn’t know already, I grew up in Mexico City, so i’m pretty picky about Mexican cuisine. No El Paso for me!)

Anyway, because we are having a Mexican Easter dinner, I decided that it would be cute to have little egg decorations for each place setting. I came across the CUTEST little cacti dyed eggs! They were so super cute and so super easy, I couldn’t resist!

What you need:
Amount of eggs of your choosing (we did 6, and we hardboiled them)
Terra Cotta Pots (enough for the amount of eggs you are doing)
Tissue Paper or Streamers
Brown Paper Bags
Hot Glue Gun
Green Food Colouring
Vinegar
Water
Sharpie

How to do it:

1. First make sure your eggs are hardboiled, or the insides are removed.

2. Boil some water. (We placed our eggs in little teacups for dying) Add 1/2 cup of boiling water in each cup, 1 tsp of vinegar, and 10-20 drops of food colouring. Add the egg (MUST be completely dry before submerging it)

3. Wait approx. 5 minutes for dye to set into eggs.

4. Remove from dye, and once dry, decorate with a sharpie.

5. Hot glue a small piece of tissue paper to the top of each egg to make it look like a flower.

6. Fill terra cotta pot with half of one paper bag.

7. Insert the egg into the pot and voila!

Here are some pictures of ours! Happy Easter!

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