Crystal Geode Easter Eggs

Step up your Easter egg game this year! Instead of dying eggs this year, I decided to get more creative with Epsom Salts. All you need is some eggs, Epsom salts, craft glue and some food coloring.

First cut a small hole in the top of each egg:

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I found it make the yolks come out easier if there is a small hole in the opposite end to allow air out. Your goal is to have a empty semi complete eggshell. Save the eggs for cooking! 🙂

Make sure all loose linings, shells, etc, are removed. Wash eggs and allow to dry before next step.

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Paint the inside of each eggshell with craft glue.

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Coat the inside of the shell with Epsom salts. Allow to dry thoroughly.

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Boil 1 cup of water, and add 1/2 cup Epsom salts. Add an additional cup of Epsom’s salt slowly, making sure everything dissolves first.

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Pour boiling Epsom Salts into Eggs.

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Add 1-2 drops of food coloring per egg, mixing with toothpick.

Allow eggs to completely dry – this may take a couple days. If the crystals cover the egg opening, poke open with a toothpick; you will want the Epsom salts to completely evaporate leaving behind the colored crystals.

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Trim off extra eggshells to reveal the crystals. The crystals tend to be more prevalent at the bottom of the eggs.

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How’s that for Dying Eggs??

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Just beautiful! 😀

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