The Easter Bunny is sweeping down the plains soon. Surprise the Easter egg hunters in your life with some Oklahoma flair this Sunday! Whether you’ll be hiding these Oklahoma Easter eggs around the house or using them to decorate your brunch table, they’re sure to be a hit.
What you need
- One carton of eggs, hardboiled
- Egg dyeing kit of your choice
- One roll 9/16” roll of washi tape
- X-acto knife or craft scissors
- Plastic cutting board or hard plastic surface.
- 1 roll paper towels
- Drying rack
- Hard boil eggs in a large pot. Once finished, let cool for a least 30 minutes or chill overnight in your fridge.
- Prepare egg dye according to the package’s instructions.
- Take your washi tape and roll out six to eight inches on a cutting board. Stick the tape sticky side down on your cutting board work station. With your x-acto knife, firmly press and trace out the shape of Oklahoma. Be careful and use a cutting board on top your counter or workspace. The sharp x-acto knife can cut through and mark wooden surfaces. Use a reference photo online or on a map if you’re struggling to trace the state’s pan shape. You can also trace out block letters or other shapes. Be sure to keep children away from the x-acto knife at all times as the blade is extremely sharp.
- If you’d rather not use the x-acto knife, you can use scissors to cut out your desired shapes and letters.
- Once you’ve traced your Oklahoma shape, lightly lift the washi tape around your cutout. It should easily pull away and leave your cutout stuck on the board’s surface. Once you’ve cleared the excess tape, gently pull up your tape cutouts from the board.
- Take the tape cutouts and gently place the sticky sides on your hard boiled eggs. Press out any air pockets between the egg and the tape as air pocket may let dye in under the tape.
- After you place your cutout stickers/tape on the eggs, place eggs in a color dye of your choosing. This is where you can do no wrong. Choose solid colors or use a combo of your favorites to make unique shades and designs. Allow eggs to settle in the dye for the package’s recommended amount of time. Take eggs out and allow to fully dry on a drying rack. Place a paper towel under the rack to catch dye drippings.
- Once your eggs are completely dry, gently peel off the washi tape. Your tape designs should leave a completely white shape from your cutout. Your Oklahoma-inspired eggs are ready for the Easter Bunny! Be sure to keep them in the fridge if you want them to last overnight and avoid spoiling.
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Need more Easter help? Check out our deli for easy Easter dinner options and party trays or browse through our candy section to fill baskets Sunday morning!