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Surprise inside Egg Craft

Surprise inside Egg Craft

An un-eggs-pected treat hides in each of these colorful orbs. On the big day, kids can hunt for them, smash them open, and enjoy. To keep the contents secret, Mom or Dad can handle the job of filling and capping. For extra fun, make a "golden" egg holding a few bucks.

by MEGAN REARDON

What you'll need

  • Pushpin
  • White eggs
  • Clean nail scissors
  • Egg dye
  • Skewers or chopsticks
  • Egg carton
  • Small trinkets
  • Paper and pen
  • Paintbrush
  • White glue
  • Mini cupcake liners (1 per egg)

How to make it

  1. With the pushpin, make a small hole in one end of each egg. Using the nail scissors, expand the hole to be 1 inch wide, then empty out the whites and yolks (they can be reserved for cooking).
  2. Dye the eggs and let them dry, preferably overnight, by resting them on skewers or chopsticks set in a mug or vase.
  3. Place the eggs, holes facing up, in the egg carton. Fill each with trinkets.
  4. Cut narrow strips of paper and write a message, such as "Crack Me" or "Happy Easter," at the end of each strip.
  5. Brush a thin coat of glue around the holes, then stick a message strip and a cupcake liner in place on each egg. Turn the eggs over and let the glue dry.

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