Make Eggs-tra Special Easter Eggs With Kids

March 22nd, 2012 by Jo-El Grossman

One of my favorite activities during Easter is to color hard-cooked eggs with my 4-year-old son. Zane absolutely loves adding accents, like stickers, glitter, hand-drawn details and more, but these details sometimes leave the egg not edible. So, when I saw all of the incredible Easter eggs on wilton.com—all created with Wilton products—we were inspired to try our own.

Dipping Easter Eggs

We colored the eggs using Wilton Icing Colors. They came out so much brighter than any kit, and the best news (especially with a 4 year old) is that we didn’t have to wait very long! Although we went with traditional colors, you can really mix it up with all the icing colors Wilton offers.

Using FoodWriter™ on Easter Eggs

Once dried, the fun began! Zane used FoodWriter™ edible color markers to draw pictures (or asked me to draw his favorite characters from an online video game). Brushing the eggs with piping gel, he also decked them out in colored sugars, Easter sprinkles, confetti and more.

Decorated Easter Eggs

We had a great time together adding some interesting, edible details. And, Zane is sure that the Easter bunny will be so impressed this year that he will be leaving Zane some extra candy in his basket!

Jo-El Grossman Jo-El is the Director of Editorial and Marketing Communications on the Creative Services team. Since her teens, she has loved baking and Wilton products, and now enjoys spending time in the kitchen with her son, Zane. In addition to baking and cooking, Jo-El enjoys reading and writing fiction.

6 Replies

  1. Andrea Flood says:

    What did you mix the icing color with (vinegar, water ??).

    THanks !

  2. Jo-El Grossman says:

    Both! First, I dissolved the icing color in 3/4 cups of very hot water until it was a deep hue. Then I stirred in 1 tablespoon of white vinegar.

  3. Karen says:

    Do you use raw eggs, or hard-boil them first? Cheers :-)

  4. Jo-El Grossman says:

    Hard-boil first

  5. What a great idea! My son would love to make these kinds of Easter Eggs. Will have to try it with him.

  6. Cathy weaver says:

    How much dye do you add to the water and vinegar ??

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