Growing up we had a little robin that liked to nest in the tree outside my parent’s window every Spring. I loved checking on those gorgeous robin eggs every day and waiting for those babies to hatch. Robin eggs are just the epitome of Spring. They are so darling and when I realized you could decorate robin speckled Easter eggs I knew we had to attempt it.
This is a perfect project to get the kids involved with and my two-year-old LOVED to shake those eggs around. If she even thought daddy or I might shake the container without her we had to endure an epic two-year-old tantrum. Suffice to say, it was a hit with her!
Here’s how to make your own robin Easter eggs…
How to decorate robin speckled Easter eggs
What you need:
- Tupperware with lid
- Green food coloring
- Blue food coloring
I found five small containers for $1 at the Dollar Tree and these worked great for all of my egg decorating adventures. So, here’s how to make them.
1 | Rice
Start by adding about 1/2 cup of rice into your container.
2 | Add Color
Add 6-10 drops of green food coloring into the rice. Give it just a little shake so the food coloring isn’t pooled.
3 | Add Your Egg & SHAKE!
Now, put your egg on top of the rice, put the lid on, and go crazy. Or pass it off to your kiddo at this point and tell them to go crazy. Shake the egg around until it is sufficiently green speckled. Don’t leave the egg in too long or else the rice absorbs too much of the food coloring liquid and starts sticking to your egg and smears the speckled look. Use my personal experience to your advantage. #fail
Tip: When handling colored eggs it’s best to use gloves so that you don’t dye your hands and to limit the fingerprints and smudges. I use these gloves for everything!
This is also a great job to let your kiddos help out on. Mini Me loved shaking the eggs around!
4 | Rest
Put your egg aside and let it sit for about 20-30 minutes so the color absorbs and dries. If you plan to eat these eggs later, let it sit in the fridge.
5 | Repeat
Now, repeat steps 1-3 with blue food coloring, but be sure to not overshake the container or else you risk the green not showing through.
Set your egg aside to dry and there you have it — robin speckled Easter eggs! They are so simple to make and look great!
If you decorate robin eggs, I’d love for you to tag me @acraftedpassion so I can check it out! Want to see some other creative ways to decorate Easter eggs? Check out 5 more ways here!