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March 30, 2015

non-toxic easter eggs

Non-toxic Easter egg decorating
Happy Spring! The bees are out, the flowers are blooming, & the pollen is falling in CLUMPS (here in Florida, at least). While I love the wintertime, I'm pretty happy to feel warmer breezes on my face. Springtime has me all excited to decorate eggs!
Decorate eggs using non-toxic chalk paint
I haven't decorated Easter eggs since I was a kiddo. I have fond memories of putting those strange little dye-pellets in cups of water & watching them fizzle out into translucent colors. My brothers & I would always try & double or triple dye our eggs, which meant they would turn a muddy-green color in the end. They weren't ever very pretty, but it was definitely the highlight of our Easter activities. That & chocolate, obviously.
How to decorate your eggs safely by using chalk
This time around I decided to go with decorating of a different method. Having seen many a tutorial on egg-doodling, I knew that's how I wanted to decorate my eggs. Rather than using a marker or a pen which contain toxins, I opted for a more edible route. What's the point in decorating eggs if you can't eat them? Using a non-toxic chalk marker really did the trick.

I love the look of the white on the natural brown. While I'm excited that I could use a non-toxic method to decorate, I'm even more excited that I was able to use local eggs. Thanks, hens!
Non-toxic Easter eggs: Chalk pen does the trick again!
If you'd like to doodle your brown eggs the way I have, all you'll need is a bit of imagination & a

Before you begin doodling, start by hard-boiling your eggs. My eggs were really natural so I had to wash off a little bit of chicken poop before I boiled them. Gross, gross, but at least I knew they were fresh!
  • In a pot, cover your eggs with cold water, about an inch past the top of the eggs. 
  • Cook the eggs at medium to medium-high heat until the water boils. 
  • Remove eggs from pot & rinse in cold water in a colander. 
  • Dry eggs thoroughly before you begin to doodle. 
  • The chalk marker does take time to dry, so be careful when handling. Try drawing on the top half first, wait for it to dry, & then move on to the bottom half. 
Hello, Spring!
I love revisiting holiday traditions. Most of the people I've chatted with about Easter seem to have similar traditions to what my family did growing up. Lots of starched dresses & straw hats for church, egg dyeing, & Easter baskets. If your family had other traditions for Easter, let me know in the comments! Happy spring, gang.

xoxo, 
-m.e.

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2 comments:

  1. Love them! Wish I would have seen this before I did mine. Such a cute idea to remember for next year!

    Shae @ www.currenthabits.com

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    1. Thanks Shae! I'm pumped about how they turned out! It was one of those experiments with a surprising outcome.

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