Easter eggs form an important part of Easter celebrations and wherever you step out, you can spot those wonderful craft adorning the streets and homes during the festival season. It's amazing to see how a simple looking egg can be turned into such an eye-catching piece. Traditional Easter baskets given as a souvenir to dear ones are filled with beautiful eggs decked with various patterns and designs. These Easter eggs that symbolize new life and mark the onset of spring season can be easily created with minimal items. Vibrant dyes or colors can be used to paint the eggs. Besides family and close relatives, even friends can be seen exchanging warm smiles and gifting Easter eggs. Yummy chocolate eggs are also on sale and sell like hotcakes during the time of this popular event. While some people prefer to buy decorated eggshells, the others are happy buying plastic ones. To know how exactly an Easter egg is created, read the following steps given below.
How To Make Easter Eggs
Here are steps as to how to make easy Easter arts and crafts Easter eggs.
- Begin with breaking the chocolate bar into medium sized pieces in a bowl. Next, heat a large bowl of water. Make sure that the water is warm enough to melt the chocolate. Before placing the chocolate bowl inside the wok of hot water, reduce the flame and allow the chocolate pieces to melt.
- Occasionally stir the chocolate with a wooden spatula to ensure there no lumps are formed. Once the chocolate turns into gooey warm brown liquid, remove it from the flame and set it aside.
- Note that while melting chocolate it is usually advised that the temperature does not exceed more than 45OC In case you don't have a thermometer, you can place your finger inside the melted chocolate liquid to check the temperature. If it's lukewarm, then it is fine. However, if you want your egg to have a glossy shiny look, then you can let it stay on the flame for a few more minutes before removing it.
- Fill in one side of the egg moulds with only half of the liquid, then twirl the moulds on the sides to make sure that it covers the entire mould. If there is any excess liquid in the mould, remove it and put it inside the chocolate bowl. Repeat the same process with the other halve of the egg moulds.
- Take a good look at the egg moulds. Make sure to clear off any smudges that remain on the edges. Remember this is an important step as you might face problem while joining the other halve of the egg mould, if you overlook this step. Besides, it will not give you a rounded finish at the end if you skip this step.
- Now keep the moulds aside and let the first layer of chocolate dry. Give it a gentle tap at the back of the mould so that no air bubbles form, before putting it into the refrigerator.
- Once the layer is hard and firm, you can pour in the second layer of chocolate to thicken the egg. Repeat the same process for about 3 to 4 times. Make sure to remove any excess as this could damage your egg while removing it from the mould.
- Next, put the moulds back into the refrigerator for at least 2 hours. Once the egg is set, remove the eggs from the moulds. Begin with gently tugging in the corners of the mould. Don't be too harsh and the egg will come off easily. Do the same for all the egg moulds.
- To stick both halves together, use a pastry brush. Dip it in melted chocolate and brush on both edges of the eggs and join them together. If there is any excess liquid oozing out, remove them immediately. Place the joined eggs inside the fridge for at least 10-15 minutes for it to set.
- Your Easter egg is now ready. You can add a few final additions to your egg by decorating it with flowers or edible glitter. If you have sufficient time, you can use edible color to paint your egg in different designs or patterns.