how to bling an egg

one egg + glue + some gems =

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if i had a million dollars – chocolate egg

For those who celebrate, Easter’s here this weekend.   It’s time for Cadbury eggs, jelly beans, Peeps, and chocolate rabbits.  If you’re a serious chocoholic you’ve gotta love this, the world’s most expensive chocolate egg.   The Golden Speckled Egg was purchased last week for $10,000:

Honestly, what do you do with an egg this size?  We’re talking 110 pounds of chocolate.   Eat it?   Freeze it and watch it?   I suppose if you’ve got 10k to drop on an egg you’ve got a plan in mind.

No $10,000 eggs at our house this year.   I may try out a sparkly egg, I definitely want to try to make a better batch of leopard eggs.   While a fun experiment, it looked a little ill:

 

leopard easter egg

Normally when I look at a bowl of hard boiled eggs I think, “ewwwwwww.”

My tone changes a bit when it’s Easter because thepossibilities for a bowl of boiled eggs is endless !  I’m a big fan of PAAS cups (just makes it easier to clean up.)   Because we wanted super vibrant colored eggs we only used vinegar:

Kiddo loves coloring eggs and he came up with some really amazing designs:

After watching his creativity and taking a quick glance at my nails:

I decided to try to make a leopard egg:

I just used brown and black crayons to draw the spots, then dipped in various colors:

The egg dye color wasn’t great, but I just decided to use my technique for a golden egg, aka dipping it in all the colors 🙂 .   The best sequence was yellow orange and a moment of green:

I thought it was a good first try, although I think the vinegar left it looking a bit like leopard with leprosy:

If you celebrate Easter I hope you have a great day tomorrow!   What are your easter egg traditions?   Would love to see your creations!