Easter eggs are a fun project the kids and I do almost every year. Sometimes we use the kits from the store with stands and stickers, and other years we’ve used food coloring and vinegar water to color our Easter eggs, but this year I really wanted to try these gorgeous crackle type Easter eggs.

Crackle Color Easter Eggs, Pretty Crackle Easter Eggs, Joyful Homemaking

I love how they turned out!

Directions:
Hard boil the eggs as usual, and then let them cool a bit so they can be handled.

Crackle Color Easter Eggs, Pretty Crackle Easter Eggs, Joyful Homemaking

You can try and roll them around to get some nice cracks in the shell, but I ended up tapping them with the handle of a knife to crack them up a bit instead, after breaking one of my eggs through to the yolk.

Crackle Color Easter Eggs, Pretty Crackle Easter Eggs, Joyful Homemaking

After you crack them up, he he, you need some food coloring.

Crackle Color Easter Eggs, Pretty Crackle Easter Eggs, Joyful Homemaking

After choosing how many different colored Easter eggs you want, use some cups that you don’t mind possibly getting stained. I used some old kids’ restaurant cups and some Christmas cups I bought on clearance.

Crackle Color Easter Eggs, Pretty Crackle Easter Eggs, Joyful Homemaking

Add enough water to cover a couple eggs in each, stir in the food coloring till it dissolves, and then add your “crackly” eggs.

Crackle Color Easter Eggs, Pretty Crackle Easter Eggs, Joyful Homemaking

I put mine in the refrigerator (so they would stay fresh to eat for later) for about 4 hours.

Crackle Color Easter Eggs, Pretty Crackle Easter Eggs, Joyful Homemaking

Crackle Color Easter Eggs, Pretty Crackle Easter Eggs, Joyful Homemaking

I thought they turned out so pretty with the colorful crackle finish!

Crackle Color Easter Eggs, Pretty Crackle Easter Eggs, Joyful Homemaking

Have fun trying this method on your Easter eggs!

Crackle Color Easter Eggs, Pretty Crackle Easter Eggs, Joyful Homemaking

Idea from Barefoot Kitchen Witch Blog

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8 Comments

  1. I pinned this! So cute! I think this would be great to do with my kids and serve at Easter. That way they’re already peeled for everyone to eat. 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  2. Hi Margo,
    Your eggs look beautiful, we love to color eggs. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  3. Hey Margo!! 🙂 I am one of the co-hosts this week for Fiesta Friday, so I am heading around to everyone’s blogs to check out their exciting Fridays! These eggs look so cool! We have accidentally cracked eggs before, but never on purpose!! Now I want to crack all the eggs 😉

    Thanks for sharing and being apart of Angie’s Fiesta Friday 🙂

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