Americans are preparing for an Easter Sunday this year unlike any other. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced families to isolate, leaving many to find new ways to celebrate the holiday.
American Egg Board, home of the Incredible Egg, is providing tips for at-home activities, recipes and decorating ideas to help families continue Easter traditions and find new ways to connect.
#1: Use Fruits and Veggies from Your Fridge to Decorate your Eggs
Create naturally dyed Easter eggs using ingredients you may already have in your fridge, such as beets, orange peels, spinach leaves or grape juice. Adding vinegar to natural dyes helps deepen the color, as does increased time in the dye. Plus, eggs decorated with food-safe materials that aren't left outside the fridge for more than two hours can be safely eaten.
#2: Create Something New with Baking Staples
Make adorable Easter Bunny Cupcakes using Incredible Egg’s full recipe.
#3: Replicate a Classic Egg Roll in Your Backyard
Bring the family together to see who can roll a hard-boiled egg down the lawn the fastest using only a spoon to move your egg. The winner can receive an extra Easter Bunny Cupcake.
#4: Add International Flair without Leaving Home
Elevate your Easter menu with recipes inspired by the flavors of the United Kingdom and Latin America. Traditional Hot Cross Buns and Tres Leches Mini Cakes are easy to make, with most ingredients found in the pantry.
#5: Raid the Craft Closet
Confetti eggs are part of a tradition dating back to the 13th century. You can also fill your eggs with glitter, small sheets of tissue paper or even colorful cereal. Learn how to make confetti eggs here.
#6: Take an Educational Field Trip … from Home
These videos from America’s egg farmers are great for all ages and offer a variety of interesting facts that showcase how eggs go from the farm to your home. There’s also a farm-friendly coloring activity.