Want something fun to do with all those hard boiled eggs you have on hand this Easter? Create some hilarious Hatching Chick Hard Boiled Eggs.
When I made these silly little hatching eggs, I thought they were pretty cute.
But, then I staged them for the photographs, had them sitting upright, and was about to snap a shot when one of them fell over. Seeing those skinny orange matchstick carrot legs and chicken feet pointing upwards just cracked me up.
My husband came into the room to see what was so funny.
He found my giggling to be slightly more amusing than the eggs.
He loves that I can find such joy in my creations and he did agree that this simple edible craft idea was pretty clever and even a bit funny.
It's hard for me not to smile and chuckle a little bit every time I look at these pictures.
The process of making these really helped bring me out of a haze over the weekend. Ever since arriving home from Florida, I've been fighting off whatever has had my husband down for two weeks now. It took a hold of me this past week despite my best efforts to stay healthy.
I really hate to take time to be sick. It's impossibly hard for me to stay in bed and do nothing. It felt good to get up and get in the kitchen if only for a short time to make these Easter eggs.
Thankfully, I woke up this morning feeling a bit better and am anxious to get back to work. Easter is such a wonderful time of year to make edible crafts and I feel so far behind. I hope to catch up soon.
Hatching Chick Hard Boiled Eggs
Step-by-step instructions - (see the video tutorial below)
To make the chicken legs, cut 3 inch long matchsticks out of large peeled carrots. Cut those matchsticks so that each end comes to a point.
Cut ¼ inch slices from a large peeled carrot. Press an "E" alphabet cutter into each carrot slice. Use a wooden skewer to help you remove the carrot from the cutter.Cut the edges of the "E" off so that your carrots look for like a flat "W" or a chicken foot. If you don't have an "E" cutter, you can hand cut your chick feet.
Poke a hole in the center of each foot using a wooden skewer. Poke a carrot stick into the hole, removing any carrot that pokes through the bottom of the foot.
Insert two carrot chicken legs into each hard boiled egg.
For fun, serve your hatching hard boiled eggs on a bed of crushed Triscuits or shredded wheat.
Hatching Chick Hard Boiled Eggs VIDEO TUTORIAL
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If you want to use the small "E" cookie cutter to make your Hatching Chick Hard Boiled Eggs, you can find them on Amazon.com (commission earned for sales).
Bring one inch of water in a large pot to a boil.
Set eggs in a steamer basket and lower into pot.
Cover pot with lid and set timer for 13 minutes.
Remove lid and take steamer basket out of the pot.
Immediately place eggs in a bowl of ice water.
Allow to cool for at least 20 minutes.
Meanwhile cut carrots into slices and sticks.
Cut the slices using a small "E" cookie cutter (2 per egg).
Cut the sticks so that each end is pointed ( 2 per egg).
Push a skewer into the center of each "E" creating a hole.
Poke a carrot stick into each "E" creating a chicken leg and foot.
Remove eggs from ice water.
Poke two carrot chicken legs into each egg.
More Egg Shaped Edible Crafts for Easter
from Hungry Happenings
Hollow 3-D Crescent Roll Easter Eggs
Hash Brown Fritter Easter Eggs Decorated with Colored Sour Cream
Sugar Spoon Chicks - tiny sugar eggs on spoons
If you recreate this Hatching Hard Boiled Eggs
be sure to link to this tutorial and send pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org,
so I can share it in my Readers' Gallery.
If this Easter Recipe interests you, then you should go and check out all these other delicious ideas.
- Homemade Chocolate Easter Bunnies - April 3, 2023
- Mini Basketball Cheeseburgers - February 15, 2023
- Snowman Popcorn Bucket - December 24, 2022
Stephanie @ Plain Chicken
Dying over the cuteness!!! Pinned. Can't wait to make these.
Thanks for pinning. I hope you have fun making your own hatchlings.
This is just so cute I can barely stand it! Sharing on my FB page <3
Thanks, Clarissa. I appreciate the share:)
The adventures of Jolly and Happy
seriously the cutest thing ever!
The Practical Mom
These are so cute! Fun spin on boiled eggs! Adorable...!
best. easter. eggs. ever.
What a great idea! My older grandchildren will get a kick out of these. Thanks for the clear directions.
What a crazy cute idea! I have children just gullible enough to actually think a chicken really was in there. Stopping by from Wonderful Wednesday. Pinned!
That's hilarious! These would be so much fun to serve those kids. Thanks for stopping by.
Your hatching chicks are so fun, and what a great idea for Easter!
Thanks, Noreen. I can't wait to serve this on my Easter table.
Now these are just the cutest things I have seen!!
These are the cutest! I know my grandkids will get a kick out of them!
These egg hatchlings are so cute, I can't wait to make them for my grandkids.
Have fun making the eggs for the kids:)
The Disney Chef
Ok, these are hysterical. I can't wait to put these in front of the kids and get their reactions. I love it!
I hope they laugh out loud!
Aww these are so so cute !!! Love the idea !!
They are cracking me up too, love these little guys!! Such a fun idea that EVERYONE will love!
It's nice to make you laugh being you make me laugh all the time:)
Best email I got today was the one with your cute eggs in it. Love these. Pinned to MomChef board on Pinterest. Thank you for sharing your fabulous creativity with us all.
I'm so glad I filled you inbox with something fun! Thanks for the pin.
Haha that is so funny and adorable!
I'm glad they made you laugh!!
Glad to hear you're on the mend! I woke up on this beautiful Monday morning feeling a bit "under the weather" myself. But when I saw your adorable little hatching eggs with those cute carrot legs sticking out all over the place, I too was giggling! I was wondering how you made their feet.love it..the E cutter! Completely cute and kooky. :o)
Oh, so sorry to hear you are getting sick. I hope you feel better really soon. I'm glad the eggs brightened your day.
Oh my gosh! These little guys are adorable! I have to pin them.
Thanks so much, Leslie.
I suppose you could do the legs in two parts. But I don't have alphabet cutters so I'll just carve them free hand in one piece.
Thanks for the idea. They are darling. My Mom always hard boils eggs for Easter. I think I'll bring some sets of legs over there.
If you don't have the alphabet cutter, you could hand cut them or use a small daisy cutter. Have fun making them for your family!
Brenda @ SweetSimpleStuff
Beth ... you are a genius!!! This is my most favorite Easter idea ever! You definitely crack me up 🙂
Thanks, Brenda. It's such a simple idea, but I'm in love with it too!