How to make surprise marbled Easter eggs.

Okay, I’ve got a confession to make. I don’t really celebrate Easter. I don’t really know why it’s celebrated either but please feel free to educate me in the comments below.

What I know is that it’s associated with rabbits, chocolates and eggs. I like rabbits, chocolates and eggs so I guess that makes me like Easter too!

In conjunction with Easter Friday, I’ve decided to pimp up my eggs. Dyeing eggs is actually a very familiar activity for the chinese community as it’s common to dye eggs in red for someone’s birthday. It is believed to be auspicious for someone celebrating birthday to consume red eggs as it symbolises good luck, fertility and longevity.

# – Easter eggs, chinese style :D

What you need are:

  • Eggs, decide your own amount
  • Liquid food colourings
  • Enough water to boil the eggs
  • White vinegar
  • Sandwich bags or freezer bags, one for each colour

Instead of using the colour red though, I’ve chosen fuchsia pink, blue and green for this edible project ;)

# – First, put the eggs in a pot of water.

# – Bring to boil for 7 minutes. Then turn off heat and leave the eggs to cool in the water for 5 minutes. You can then remove the eggs from water and let them cool for a further 1/2 hour.

# – After eggs have cooled down, lightly tap them against a hard surface till cracks appear all over. Be gentle as you want the shells cracked but still intact.

# – Cracked eggs.

# – Now prepare a freezer bag or sandwich bag for each colour you’re using.

# – Now stick your eggs into each bag and start dyeing. As I used liquid food colouring, all I did was pour in a tablespoon of dye into the bag.

# – Roll the eggs around in the bag to make sure the shells are properly coated with dye. Leave for 30 minutes to allow colours to absorb.

# – After 30 minutes, rinse the eggs under water to remove excess colour in the sink. Then splash the eggs with some white vinegar to set the colour.

# – Use a paper towel to dry the eggs up. They are now ready for showing off!

But there are more surprises….

# – When you feel like eating an egg with a sprinkling of salt, grab an egg and peel off the shell…

# – Tadaa! Surprise marbled easter eggs, DONE!

Love, love, love how the marbling effect has turned out!!!!!!!!!!!

# – The green marbled egg.

# – Cross section of green marbled egg.

# – The fuchsia pink marbled egg.

# – Cross section of fuchsia pink marbled egg

# – The blue marbled egg.

# – And lastly, the cross section of blue marble egg.

Think of all the possibilities you could do with these colourful marbled eggs? Add colours to a bland salad? Perk up a plate of “nasi lemak”? Convince a picky child to finally eat some hard boiled eggs?

For me though it was just a really fun way to acknowledge Easter. My favourite part was definitely peeling the shells off for the unveiling!

# – Have a great Easter Weekend!

135 thoughts on “How to make surprise marbled Easter eggs.”

    1. Just to expand upon the comment below explaining the holiday of Easter; there is a purpose for the eggs. The eggs represent the Holy Trinity. We believe that there is One God that is represented in three forms (God the Father, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit). It is a very difficult concept to grasp, so the egg is a common tool used to explain and understand it. The egg is one egg, but it has three parts (the yolk, the white, and the egg).

      I’m not sure what the significance for the bunnies and chocolate are. I think the bunnies are more of a spring thing… and when is chocolate a bad idea?

      1. Actually the modern day Easter traditions we celebrate come from Pagan Holidays, such as the Spring Solstice. Pagan Traditions were weaved into Christianity as a way for celts, wiccans, pagans ect. to more easily convert over to Christianity. Because they would then have something to relate to and thus be more accepting to the new Christian Religion.

        1. No, it wasn’t “stolen” from Pagans. Christians (originally Jews who followed Jesus Christ) celebrated The Last Supper (Passover). Jesus was crucified, died & was buried & rose again on the 3rd day, fulfilling some prophecy for Messiah-dom (and the founding belief for the Church. Passover (as practiced by the Jews since they fled Egypt) is an 8-day holiday (hard-boiled eggs are a feature of the seder nights – the 1st 2 nights of Passover). Christians maintained 8 days of holiday, as well (Palm Sunday through Easter Sunday) and called it “Holy Week.” Particularly important days are – Holy Thursday (the evening meal being The Last Supper), Good Friday (the day Jesus was hung on the cross & died) and Easter Sunday (the day he rose from the dead (fyi, this is considered “the 3rd day” because you count Fri, Sat and Sun). That Pagans & others had a springtime festival made incorporating other traditions into the Easter traditions & conversions easier, I’m sure. Eggs, it appears, is a universal symbol of birth & rebirth, for very obvious reasons. And who wouldn’t celebrate the end of winter, especially in countries where winter is miserable! But Easter is a direct descendant from Passover.
          In a similar vien, Christmas is a direct descendant of Hannukah, a Jewish festival (Festival of Lights) celebrated since the days of the 2nd Temple when one day’s supply of sacred oil lasted 8 days, so there was enough time to get more sacred oil (which took 8 days to procure) and the Temple Menorah remained lit continuously), only Christians one-upped the 8 days with 12.
          Festivals at the equinoxes & solstices were modified to fit into the Christian festivals which were derived from the Jewish ones. The reason Easter is not a fixed date holiday is that it ALWAYS falls on the Sunday within Passover. It follows the Jewish calendar.

          1. Sorry, but you know nothing about Paganism to make such a statement. The Venerable Bede, (672-735 CE.) a Christian scholar, first asserted in his book De Ratione Temporum that Easter was named after Eostre (a.k.a. Eastre). She was the Great Mother Goddess of the Saxon people in Northern Europe. Similarly, the “Teutonic dawn goddess of fertility [was] known variously as Ostare, Ostara, Ostern, Eostra, Eostre, Eostur, Eastra, Eastur, Austron and Ausos.” 1 Her name was derived from the ancient word for spring: “eastre.” Similar Goddesses were known by other names in ancient cultures around the Mediterranean, and were celebrated in the springtime.
            The name for the SPRING EQUINOX is Ostara and celebrates the balance of day and night. The CHURCH decided to claim Jesus was supernatural and came back to life after death at the time of the Pagan holiday, since the LIFE of the world in Spring was seen as returning to life after the death of Winter. Christians HAVE stolen all of the Pagan holidays by labeling them something different in conjunction with their faith. This was done as early as the Sixth century C.E. These things were done by the Church to purposely overshadow Pagan holidays in an effort to convert Pagans to their beliefs. They also built many, many churches in the country towns in Scotland and in northern England on TOP of PAGAN places of worship for the same reason. To wipe out Pagan worship. Same thing happened at Christmas to Overshadow Yule. St. Brighid’s day now overtakes Beltainn (May Day), Candlemas overshadows Imbolc (Feb. 1st-2nd), the commercialized Halloween overshadows Samhainn, a day for honoring our Ancestors, much like the Mexican Day of the Dead and churches propose to call the holiday evil and hold a Harvest day celebration instead (which is the intent of the fall holidays of the Autumn Equinox and Lughnasad in Paganism, so those ‘alternatives’ to Halloween are actually honoring the Pagan holiday with a harvest festival!) You, have an Americanized view of Christianity. These things are common knowledge in the studies of religion in the U.K. You should broaden your horizons and study something at least relevant to the truth.

      2. I like to think of Jesus as a Zombie, who walked around on Easter to scare bunnies. I believe the locals seeing a dead zombie were so scared they threw eggs at him. That makes sense doesn’t it?

          1. This was not a christian holiday! It was stolen by Christians to force conversion on Pagan peoples. So don’t get all holier than thou…. And we call it zombie jesus day at my house as well.

            1. this is the direct descendant of A Jewish holiday, since the earliest Christians were Jewish & they celebrated Passover. The seder was The Last Supper.

    2. Actually the lovely eggs are for Eostre, Goddess of Spring. It is a shame that her name is pronounced like Easter. Some of her symbols are bunnies, birds, flowers and of course eggs. I don’t know why she wouldn’t like chocolate so I guess in this modern world that would fit in too. Keep Eostre Happy. Happy Eostre!

      1. And this is one of my biggest gripes with NeoPagan authors- they lack intelligent research into the books they produce and, subsequently, leave the readers ignorant and believing whatever speculation is written in their books.

        Historically, there is VERY little record of Eostre and absolutely no record of legends or associations with the goddess Eostre with rabbits, chickens, birds, or flowers. The first mention of Eostre was from Bede in the 8th century, to describe the early English months of their year, one of which was Eosturmonath, named for the feasts to Eostre which had since died out in favor of Christian celebrations.

        “Eosturmonath has a name which is now translated “Paschal month”, and which was once called after a goddess of theirs named Eostre, in whose honour feasts were celebrated in that month. Now they designate that Paschal season by her name, calling the joys of the new rite by the time-honoured name of the old observance” (Bede, De temporum ratione)

        So, it’s not a shame that her name is pronounced like Easter because the name “Easter” actually derives from the Anglo Saxon goddess Eostre. Or in more simple terms, Eostre became Easter.

        As for the eggs, rabbits, et al. They are all symbols of fertility.

        1. The fact that it is called “Pascal” indicates its origin:
          paschal |ˈpaskəl|
          adjective formal
          1. of or relating to Easter.
          2. of or relating to the Jewish Passover.
          ORIGIN late Middle English: from Old French, from ecclesiastical Latin “paschalis”, from “pascha” ‘feast of Passover,’ via Greek and Aramaic from Hebrew “Pesaḥ” ‘Passover.’

          Jesus is sometimes referred to as “the Paschal lamb” because lamb was prescribed as part of the Passover meal.
          Easter always falls on the Sunday within Passover, because it is based on the Jewish calendar – “held (in the Western Church) between March 21 and April 25, on the first Sunday after the first full moon following the northern spring equinox.” Because that always just after the spring equinox, people believe the holiday to be derived from the pagan celebration, but that is not the case. However, the juxtaposition to the pagan festval no doubt made it easier to convert them and local customs found their way into the celebration.
          “ORIGIN Old English ēastre; of Germanic origin and related to German Ostern and east. According to Bede the word is derived from Ēastre, the name of a goddess associated with spring.”
          Maybe the name “Easter comes from the pagan, but the holiday itself has deeper roots.

  1. Oh, just for your “enlightenment” :D
    I’m a Christian, and actually, today is Good Friday, not Easter Friday. See, in the Christian faith, there are 2 very important events: 1) Jesus’ birth, and 2) Jesus’ death and resurrection, which is the foundation of Christianity. Follow me so far? :)

    Now, Good Friday is the day that Jesus died. He was beaten, mocked, slapped, spat on, tortured and finally crucified on the cross–one of the most painful and cruel punishments at that time, not to mention utter public humiliation. We believe that He suffered all that for our sakes, so we could be saved :)

    Easter Sunday, which is 3 days after his death, is the day he rose from the dead. So as you can see, Good Friday is a day of solemn meditation really, where Christians all over the world celebrate this day to remember the day He died for us. It’s a GOOD day, for us :D Easter, is a day of celebration, because he died, and lived again–a miracle ! :)

    So I hope that helps you understand a little bit about why we celebrate Good Friday and Easter Sunday :D

    Oh, just fyi, the Easter bunny, chocolates and eggs aren’t actually related to the Easter celebrations of the Christian faith. It’s become commercialized. Just like how the true story of Christmas in the Christian faith doesn’t actually involve Santa Claus or reindeers, or even Christmas trees @.@

    p.s: Those are BEAUTIFUL marbled eggs ! I just GOTTA try these :D

    1. That was a good explanation but I thought you’d might like to know that we have Christmas trees because of Saint Boniface. He was a Christian missionary in Germany and he cut down and oak tree that they were worshiping/making human sacrifices under. And even though he destroyed the tree, an evergreen tree grew in it’s place. So we bring them into the house so that Christ can be at the center of our household during Christmastime. Also, fir trees point upward (towards heaven) and represent immortality. So next Christmas you can think about Saint Boniface when you put up your tree! :D

      1. There’s very little evidence to suggest that involuntary human sacrifices were a common part of the culture of the area, and accounts like this were most likely written by the invading armies accompanying the Christian “missionaries” to justify their actions. And before you go decrying human sacrifice, bear in mind that the entire canon of Christian salvation is built around a human sacrifice.

        And lastly, “fir trees point upward towards heaven”? This is the most asinine thing I’ve ever heard. Trees grow upward because that’s where the sun is.

    2. Easter is a co-opted pagan fertility holiday. That’s why eggs and rabbits figure so prominently around Easter time. And I hate to burst your bubble, but Christmas is also another pagan holiday. The Roman church co-opted the dates and many of the symbols of the pagan holidays in order to get people to sign on with the whole new ‘Christian’ program.

      There is nothing wrong with decorating trees or dyeing eggs. There is no more ‘true’ meaning of Easter or Christmas than there is an actual God.

      1. Christmas may have been a pagan holiday which the Catholic church decided to Christianize, but Easter is not, and it really offends me when people say that. There was a pagan holiday celebrated around the same time which was later incorporated into the holiday, but the Christian holiday, which some of us choose to call Resurrection Sunday, is associated not with the pagan holiday but with the Jewish holiday of Passover. The Jewish holiday corresponds with the pagan holiday because both use a lunar calendar, and the first full moon following the vernal equinox is a big deal in any culture that uses such a calendar. Since the Jewish culture and the ancient Roman culture did not originate in the same place, it is not fair to either culture to say that one took the holiday from the other. When pagans became Christians, they chose to bring their pagan traditions into the Christian holiday which existed even before Christianity existed. The Catholic church (not Christianity as a whole) chose to embrace those traditions. However, many Christians refuse to incorporate such traditions into their holiday. We therefore do not have eggs or bunnies. We do eat ham, to symbolize our freedom from the Law of Moses, and we take communion or hold a Christian Seder, which is thoroughly described in the Bible. There is, therefore, no connection between what I do on Easter and what the pagans do on Easter besides the day on which I choose to celebrate. Any assertion to the contrary comes only from people who jump to conclusions rather than actually asking what I believe, which is why I find it offensive. And, as far as there not being anything wrong with decorating trees or dying eggs, I refuse to take any moral suggestions from someone who does not believe in what I believe to be the source of morality.

        1. I’m a practicing Christian, and it hurts my heart to see such a thing as was written above me. The whole basis of Jesus’ teaching was to accept and love all people as our Lord does. To say that you refuse to take suggestions from someone who doesn’t believe what you yourself believes is actually going against what you believe (crazy isn’t it). Christ broke bread with criminals, prostitutes, the poor… I could go on all day. His LOVE is what saved us, and our love is what needs to be poured on all those around us, not our disdain. “Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men of courage; be strong. Do everything in love.” 1 Corinthians 16:13-14

          And to comment on why I came here in the first place… I LOVE your blog! It’s so much fun!

        2. The eggs are cool.
          People, is this really a necissary time to argue about religion?? Over a site that explains how to make cool eggs? Courtny, You’re getting all strung out thinking you’ve gotta prove your point because everybody in the world has got to agree with you. haha. no. Never gonna happen sweet cheeks. Save your breath. Its completely juvenile to be so closed minded against anyone or anything that differs with you. It makes it difficult to take you seriously.

        3. Thank you for this response. It is unfair to tell people what they are celebrating how could anyone else know that with out asking them. Traditional Christian Easter revolves around the death and resurrection of Christ. While at some point someone may have brought in other symbols and changed them to fit their new beliefs it does not change the theme of death and resurrection that Christians remember at this special time. Others may celebrate for their own reasons or bring their own interpretations that fit there own beliefs and that is acceptable. For instance I am Christian but don’t accept the idea of the trinity, I believe God, Christ, and the Holy Ghost are separate but one in purpose, therefore the eggs to me simply signify birth and spring which is often used as a metaphor for the resurrection. I concede that the symbols and timing and history of the pagan holiday, the passover, and Easter all coincide and converge and may have borrowed from each other but it is what a person celebrates it for personally that gives it meaning not the interpretation of others. Having similar Pagan traditions doesn’t change what Easter is to a Christian and you can’t be Christian and Pagan,or the reverse,at the same time. Just like eggs are a symbol of luck in the Chinese tradition they symbolize different things to different groups. There is no reason to trample or defame what another believes, especially if that belief isn’t causing anyone else harm.

          1. very well put. Pagans have a spring holiday. Christians (and there are so many different ones) have a holiday in the spring. Jews (and there are 3 main branches and many sects in between & beyond) celebrate a common holiday of Passover in the spring. Each can trace the origins of their festivals & incorporate meaning to their symbols. They are each “right” for themselves.

    3. Actually the Easter bunny and eggs predate Christianity, they are not a marketing scheme. From this link:

      Spring Celebrations Around the World:

      In ancient Rome, the followers of Cybele believed that their goddess had a consort who was born via a virgin birth. His name was Attis, and he died and was resurrected each year during the time of the vernal equinox on the Julian Calendar (between March 22 and March 25). Around the same time, the Germanic tribes honored a lunar goddess known as Ostara, who mated with a fertility god around this time of year, and then gave birth nine months later – at Yule.

      The indigenous Mayan people in Central American have celebrated a spring equinox festival for ten centuries. As the sun sets on the day of the equinox on the great ceremonial pyramid, El Castillo, Mexico, its “western face…is bathed in the late afternoon sunlight. The lengthening shadows appear to run from the top of the pyramid’s northern staircase to the bottom, giving the illusion of a diamond-backed snake in descent.” This has been called “The Return of the Sun Serpent” since ancient times.

      According to the Venerable Bede, Eostre was the Saxon version of the Germanic goddess Ostara. Her feast day was held on the full moon following the vernal equinox — almost the identical calculation as for the Christian Easter in the west. There is very little documented evidence to prove this, but one popular legend is that Eostre found a bird, wounded, on the ground late in winter. To save its life, she transformed it into a hare . But “the transformation was not a complete one. The bird took the appearance of a hare but retained the ability to lay eggs…the hare would decorate these eggs and leave them as gifts to Eostre.”

    4. That’s a pretty thorough summary for easter, but the egg is relevant to the holiday! The egg represents new LIFE, both for Jesus (came back from the dead) and for us (we are to be renewed).

    5. well put and looks like hes still being mocked or shall i say still taking stripes may god bless and keep you for your boldness

  2. easter was actually a pagan fertility celebration somehow assimilated into christianity (like many other celebrations). the bunnies and eggs are actually both symbols of fertility, for obvious reasons lol. so um… more eggs, more bunnies, more sex, more babies? =P

    happy easter either way, babe! nice marbling effect but i don’t particularly find green eggs very appetizing so i’ll stick to marbling them with tea. =P

    1. Just to add more to what Irene said! :)

      “The Christianization of Pagan holidays began about the fourth century A.D. when the Roman Emperor Constantine, became (or feigned becoming) a Christian. In order to consolidate his rule, he incorporated the Pagan holidays and festivals into the church ritual – attracting the Pagans, but he gave the holidays and festivals new “Christian” names and identities – thus appeasing the Christians. Over the centuries, this practice has continued until the present time where we find the two systems, Paganism and Christianity, almost indistinguishable.

      This is the Adversary’s clever deception – Paganism dressed up in Christian clothes! It’s still nothing more than Paganism, but the Christian churches have wholeheartedly embraced this deception.” -

      Easter falls on/near Ostara. The reason there are easter eggs and bunnies is exactly as you said, for fertility, because Ostara is a fertility holiday.

      Nearly every Christian holiday is effected by a pagan holiday. Easter falls near Ostara, Christmas is on/near Yule, Halloween is on Samhain, Valentines day celebrates pagan gods. Heck even ground hogs day is a pagan holiday.

      It’s sad to say but I find most christians I run into do not know that nearly all they celebrate has pagan elements to it. The parts of the holiday that the Christians don’t really know why they started(like why having eggs at easter, or why a tree for christmas)are almost always pagan. Then again Paganism did come before Christianity so I guess it makes sense.

      1. Though I must say there are two sections in that link I sent you that I completely disagree with, the Halloween part and the druid part.

        I found a christian website on the matter because I feel they’d be able to give more proof on what is not christian about the holidays. There are plenty of other sites out there that will give more detailed information on each holiday I just believe this site(aside from the Halloween and druid section) give good examples.

        1. thank you for your extensive explanation. it’s very interesting to read all these as a non-christian. on a light note, I think pagan or religious, it’s such a wonderful reason to get together and celebrate something :)

  3. Yep! To be more specific, the name ‘Easter’, the bunnies and the eggs come from Scandinavian mythology. There was a fertility goddess named Ostra, who had a pet bird that laid colored eggs. She was playing with some children and turned the bird into a rabbit for their amusement, and that’s where the Easter Bunny comes from!

    HOWEVER, unlike Christmas (who just ganked the timing – Jesus was probably not born in December) the Christian Easter is almost sure to be at least close to this time of year, since it occurs around the Jewish Passover celebration. The two holidays/traditions just kinda got mashed together because they were so close.

    Gorgeous recipe and fantastic blog! :D

  4. I stumbled on your site after searching for “marbled Easter eggs.” I’ll just follow up on the other comments about the celebration of Easter — yes, it’s all about the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. The best words to describe it come from the Bible. Here’s the book of Matthew and his account of Jesus’ resurrection:

    I hope this makes your own celebration of Easter that much more meaningful.

    Christians greet each other the following way on Easter Sunday:
    Christ is risen! He is risen indeed, Alleluia!

    And thanks for the egg ideas and beautiful pictures.

  5. These are beyond awesome!! I don’t care that Easter is now over. We celebrate it for the bunnies, eggs and candy too. We love hard boiled eggs in our house. My kids will love making these year round! Thank you!!

  6. Brilliant! That is so Frakin’ cool :) The green one reminds me of spiderman for some unknown strange reason. I like the way you have presented this, excellent post!

  7. Oh wow! This is absolutely creative and I’ve never seen such a way to decorate Easter eggs! I just would have like to find this page BEFORE Easter so that I could have made some of such wonderful marbled Easter eggs for the family gathering of Sunday…

  8. Hey!! I love those Easter Eggs!! Too bad I stumbled upon this after Easter AND my birthday! Sadness…

    I’m sorry your blog is being enveloped by some religious arguments! I thought I’d chime in, because there is a lot of confusion out there about what is “Christian” and what isn’t. (Pagan is a very Christian term used to denounce religions that aren’t rooted in monotheism :/)

    Easter is celebrated originally as the Christian version of or response to the Jewish festival of Pesach (Passover). In many, many languages the word for “Easter” is simply the word for Passover (Eg. in french is Paques).

    However, English took its word for the festival from a Germanic source instead, which is why it is called “Easter.” It could be that Christians called it the same name as a festival from Scandinavia/Germany so that non-Christians could more easily be convinced into conversion. I don’t know. That’s just what usually happens.

    Either way. Easter= Christian Passover with, yes, many influences from indigenous religious traditions of the tribes of Europe.

    These now “secular” traditions of dyeing eggs and giving chocolates obviously aren’t rooted in Pesach…but still, it is all in the name of good fun and celebration.

    Keep dyeing your lovely eggs and decorating your Christmas trees!

    (BTW, this true of any Christian holiday. Obviously, traditions change and assimilate others over time. But its because Christianity spread out across many cultures that so many indigenous practices were absorbed, not because they are actually “pagan” or “worshiping something other than G-d.”)

    For anyone who is interested, John F. Baldovin wrote an entry on Easter for the Encyclopedia of Religion that is quite comprehensive and explains the complexity of the tradition very well.


    Why are y’all talking about god and stuff, this is a post to show a cool effect of dyeing eggs.

    Who go thorough all that effort just to comment about god on this post about EGG DYEING make no sense

    Thank you for this cool egg idea i will defiantly try to make them as cool as you did

  10. These are really cool :D I’d love to make them sometime, but it’s a bit late now…

    I remember seeing something like them in a Roald Dahl recipe book, but they had some strange smell in them because they were supposed to represent a food out of one of the books.

  11. I’m going to enjoy making these eggs! I’ve always thought of only coloring the outside of the egg, but these are so much more interesting! I think they’ll make great deviled eggs, too.

  12. Kim, I showed my mother the pictures and she was smiling big time, whilst I told her the story of how you made it. I love how the blue marble egg turned out! Such contrasting colour against the yellow yolk when cut. I told her that we should use this technique to make “bunga telur”. Use red for SG’s flag colours and blue for Sweden’s. Instead of saying, “That’s a good idea, girl.”, she said, “Gila kau Kak, banyak nak buat ni.” Lol.

  13. I’m a fan of Jesus. and of Resurrection Sunday. and I’m a fan of your eggs. pretty sure Jesus would be too as he was the ultimate Creator. props on the cool egg idea.

  14. I am not a religious person what so ever and dont care about what other peoples beliefs are. If you need something to believe in and it works for you then great. I celebrate for time with my family and children, having a meal together, candy and Easter bunnies. I plan to make these next Easter with my children. :) Thanks for the ideas!

  15. I think these are AWESOME!! I’m going to be using this for deviled eggs, any time of the year. Its just so fun and unique. Thanks so much for this tutorial!

  16. I wanted to expand on what some people explained about Easter. It is not just a holiday that Christians celebrate, but it’s something that Christians wish for everyone to celebrate. Jesus didn’t die just for me but for the whole world.

    Man sinned (did things against what God told him to do), and because of this God cannot be united with man because God is holy and perfect. But God loves man and wants to be united with him, so God sent His one and only son, Jesus Christ, to die on the cross for all of mankind. When Jesus died and rose again, He defeated the devil and set mankind free from sin- if only we will accept.

    God wants all humans to live in freedom which can only be found in Jesus Christ. Through Jesus, man finds purpose. I invite you to accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior, give your life to Him and find purpose through His plan for you. It does take faith, but through faith in Jesus you will find peace, love, acceptance. God loves you! He has a plan for your life, and He wants you to spend ETERNITY in Heaven with Him. Without God, you cannot go to Heaven for Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life and no one can go to Heaven except through Him (John 3:16).

    If you have questions, here is a basic explanation of Christianity: or feel free to email me!

    Peace and blessings, and I pray you will come to know Jesus personally. He has changed my life and brought me purpose, He is Lord!!

  17. p.s. Jesus had to die to take the punishment for mankind’s sins. When Jesus died, He took the blame and the wrath of God. So now, when someone accepts Jesus as Savior, God no longer sees that persons sins because Jesus took the punishment instead. Just wanted to clear that up :)

  18. First, I like the effect, the eggs turned out beautifully. I’ve never thought about cracking them before dying the eggs. Does the residual dye (especially dark colors) stain your teeth when eating them?

    Second, on the religious discussion. No religion is pure of influences from other religions. All religions started from stories told to children to explain the world and how we should behave.

    Religious purists would have us believe that the time the Hebrews spent in Egypt had no influence on their religious development. It’s not possible. I’m willing to bet that the slaves were expected to learn the religious system of the day. They grew up with that religion in the back of their minds. They could have easily blended parts of one system with another when they told the stories to their children throughout the ages. This has happened time and again over the centuries. A perfect example of this is the African slaves incorporating their beliefs into Christianity when they were forced to convert. There are clear similarities between the myths of various countries and the predominant religions of the world. There are also several similarities between each major religion.

    I’ve read many myths throughout my life. I see no real difference between the ancient Greek stories and the bible itself. There is no more proof of the stories in one than the other. (Yea, I know that line is going to get flamed, but consider this we HAVE fire who says Prometheus didn’t give it to us. There is no more proof that it came from him than there is that God made Eve from Adam’s rib.)

    As far as I’m concerned the base for most religions are ALL correct.
    1. There is a higher power.
    2. There are some basic rules we should all live by.
    Do your best not to harm others.
    Care for the planet, when it dies we all do. (Armageddon, Apocalypse)
    Show respect for others. (this includes theft, insults, and violence)
    Pull your own weight in the world. (work)
    You will pay/be rewarded for what you do. (Heaven/Hell, Karma, Reincarnation. They each offer a reward or punishment your actions.)
    These theories are expressed in most religions in some manor. Some have additional rules that offer more structure to the religion (Number of times to pray, Having no other God before the primary, tithes to the church, what to eat or not eat and when. There are others.) Most of them also have a line about respecting the beliefs of others while convincing them that your way is correct.

    So to me it all boils down to which trappings you have been taught. As for me personally, I tend to celebrate the pagan holidays but I still have Christmas dinner with the family and go to see the play at my best friend’s church on Easter Sunday.

    1. I like your reply and I like to think that the creator is the one who gave all civilizations your basic religious outline, and it is a very good one. I then think that as humans are wont to do it was then most likely added to or subtracted from and or adapted over time as is evidenced by this discussion.

  19. I love these eggs and although it is not Easter,(it is Sept)by the time I found this, I am making some and going to make deviled eggs from them. Just thought they would be pretty. DESIGNER DEVILED EGGS !!!

  20. Well, right now it’s close to Christmas…and I’m making my specialty–deviled eggs. I came across this article and I thought that would be cool, to dress them up that way. Right now they are sitting, waiting for me to peel–it should be a great effect.
    So let me tell you my secret for the deviled eggs, go ahead and try it:
    First, I don’t use mayo because I don’t like it. Instead, I use ranch dressing–there are a few brands that are thick (they say dressing and dip), try those. But I make “Devils and Angels.” Half of them I make with regular mustard, and put just a drop or two of Frank’s Red Hot on them. The other half I use honey mustard, to make them kind of sweet. Devils and Angels. They don’t last. For work or family functions, they just disappear. Merry Christmas.

  21. I found your blog through Pinterest and I’m so glad!
    These eggs are so cool and I’m definitely gonna try it this Easter!
    They kind of look like a batik! Batik is when a pattern is laid out in wax and the rest of the fabric is dyed. Then the wax is boiled off and you have a pretty colored pattern left! Sometimes it is repeated several times (if there is more than one color in the design!)

    I love it!

  22. These remind me of tea eggs. Soy sauce would be too dark to use with food coloring, but you could definitely flavor these by making them like tea eggs and applying the food coloring along with the tea.

  23. Quick question: How do they taste once you rub them in vinegar?
    Going to make these for sure for Easter next weekend- maybe show up my mother in law with my cooking skills :P

  24. Great eggs – so pretty!! Just a quickie tho’ – the egg which we use to symbolise Easter represents the stone which was rolled away from the tomb in which Jesus body was placed after the crucifixion. That’s why we use eggs to celebrate Easter!!
    Easter Day is the most important day in the Christian calendar as it is the day that Jesus performed his most amazing miracle = the miracle of resurrection. Peace and love to all, whichever religion (if any) you follow. xx.

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  26. I first saw this on pinterest & followed it to your site! My son is having a dinosaur themed birthday party & these are going to be perfect “dino eggs”!! Thanks for sharing!


    Let me clear something up, and end this religious debate.
    Here is my religious back-story:
    I was born into a Baptist-Christian family. I regularly went to church and was a believer in Jesus, the holy trinity, and whatnot.
    Around the age of 11-12 I found myself losing faith. I talked with my neighbor and Mom about it, and that didn’t get me anywhere. Soon after I became an Atheist, and I believed in purely science, the big bang, evolution, etc. Time passed and I discovered paganism. Many of you choose to deny that Paganism pre-dates Christianity. Jesus was a Middle-eastern man who was born sometime in the summer, not on December 25th. The Christmas tree, Burning of the log, and a vast assortment of our Pagan traditions were slightly tweaked to make it easy for Pagans to convert to Christianity. This has not been denied. To make the ancient Norse people to convert, they changed the beginning of their religion (Adam and Eve) to make it acceptable. The Norse believed that they would die, go to their gods, and train for a big war. Time came and the war ended and a man and a woman were found in a tree. How familiar does this sound? Christianity has alot of secrets that they have been able to cover up and continue to hypnotize its followers with. Looks like I’m getting off topic… anyways.

    Easter eggs are a symbol of fertility and the Holiday “Ostara” or “Eoster” which is the Christian “Easter”. The Bunny, Eggs, and all that is Ostara (Including the basket!) is apart of Pagan culture that is still practiced today. If you are christian, you should not practice our traditions. including Egg hunts, Painting eggs, Giving candy, Etc. That is not what Easter is in your religion. It is about the Resurrection of Jesus. You should spend you day worshiping your almighty god, instead of defying him by practicing our Pagan traditions. This means, stop putting up a Christmas tree. Don’t celebrate Halloween (which was stolen, and framed, by the catholic church), or called “Samhain” in our Pagan ways. Stop putting birthday candles on your cakes (This was a tradition started by the Celtic people, which is a for of “Wish” or “Candle” Magick/Witchcraft. Most neo-pagans are practicing Witches.

    Research your own religion before trying to combat others. Reading a few “Facts” from a source of your own religion and not comparing it with other Facts from different religions, is essentially trying to state your opinion. You have no other information or sources. You are not willing to dig deep enough, or open your mind and see both sides. You, Christians, were not here first. Don’t claim what is not yours. Give credibility to the respectable sources.

    That’s all i have to say.
    Thanks for your time,

    Felix Wolfe

    1. Kimberly, I came across your egg post/recipe via pinterest. Quite a few people referenced directly to your site to give proper credit and I am very grateful. The eggs are stunning. Thank you for sharing and for celebrating.

      It’s interesting that some people are telling christians to “dig deeper” into their own history before commenting, yet they, too have not dug deep before commenting. Too bad. I think it’s neat that you are sharing what makes you happy and that you opened up the question to enlighten your post with outside comments. That’s very mature and caring of you. Thank you. As far as christian writings, Moses, Abraham, early native american cultures, and egyptian writings discuss (early hebrew roots) the origins of man with adam and eve. Frankly, God the Father (Eloheim) and pre-mortal Christ (Jehovah) spoke directly with Adam and Eve. After they were kicked from the garden Adam was commanded to offer sacrifice. An angel of the Lord appeared to him and asked him ‘why?’ and Adam’s answer was ‘I know not, save the Lord commanded me’ and the angel explained to Adam the significance of the law of sacrifice – and that it was in similitude of the sacrifice of the Only Begotten of the Father that would occur in the meridian of time. So, Adam’s altar was for sacrifice. So were his descendant’s altars (Abraham, Isaac, Jacob’s and more). The children of Ham (descendants of Noah) copied those traditions of their fathers even though Ham had become cursed, and claimed authority. So, these types of sacrifices pre-date the pagan rituals of sacrifice. Jesus, the Christ, wasn’t born in December. His own books declare it was at the time of taxation that Mary and Joseph traveled back to their hometown (Bethlehem) to be enumerated and taxed…this was in April. 33 years later, Christ allowed himself to be sacrificed in April…and in accordance with the prophecies of the Messiah dating back to when not only the angel taught Adam, but as configured in the heavenly councils before Adam even became a living soul upon the earth. As far as many of the symbols go – as one commenter above wrote, they mean different things to different people and faith systems. In general, christians regard and relate the cross as the instrument signifying a horrible anguishable death of the Son of God, but also signifies Him which is life giving and life renewing. The rosicrucians and other groups, such as pagan and wiccan groups, recognize the cross as signifying the number 5 and it has a certain efficacy in spell casting and energy rites. Other cultures see it with varying importance to no importance. The varying responses above are a microcosm of the varying beliefs in the world today and in the past. Again, I think it’s neat that you shared what makes you happy, and contribute to creating and not destroying. That is admirable. Learning and tolerating others beliefs, and faiths, while rejoicing in your own is wonderful. Thank you. Peace and blessings to you, Lee.

  28. I tried to pin this to pinterest, to give you the credit, but it won’t let me! It says that there aren’t any available images to pin. Just FYI :O) Trying this today!

  29. Beautiful! I never thought to do this with Easter eggs. However, I once did a similar effect by lightly whacking each side of the egg with the back side of a spoon and then let it sit in a black food color bath for awhile. When peeled…voila… Spider Web eggs for a Halloween party. Let the pagan comments commence!

  30. Your eggs are beautiful and I will make some with my grandchildren while telling them about the Son of God, Jesus, who was sinless but was crucified on a cross to save all of us who except him as our savior from our sins.

  31. This is super duper awesome!!!!! Not sure if it’s gonna be weird to hv a multicoloured egg sandwiches but definitely gonna try that.

    Ps: The next time u need a novel writer just come with topics like these. U hv so many choices here.

  32. I usually use the food coloring liquid that comes in the little gnome looking bottles…is there a certain liquid coloring you use or would those work the same? love this idea…I’m making creepy Halloween deviled eggs and i really want the color to be vibrant like yours. :) Thanks much

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