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
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.