Easter is right around the corner (Sunday, April 1, 2018). It seems like only yesterday we were unwrapping Christmas gifts. Time flies so quickly!
Do you have any special Easter traditions? For my family we like to watch Easter movies (Easter Parade, Hop, It’s the Easter Beagle Charlie Brown and Here Comes Peter Cottontail), as well as decorate Easter eggs.
Even though my kids are young adults now (18 and almost 21 years old… sigh…), they still enjoy coloring eggs together with me and my husband.
Over the years we have created some pretty impressive Easter eggs. We try every new egg coloring kit out there. There have been some eggs made with these kits that turn out absolutely stunning.
I wish there was a way to keep the beautifully decorated eggs forever, but let’s face it, that is not possible with a real egg. It will go bad, rot and make the home smell awful. So sadly, after admiring the beautiful eggs (and taking some photos) we have to do away with the eggs (usually that means eating it as a hard boiled egg or making egg salad).
You can decorate plastic eggs, but it’s not the same.
What if there was a way to keep those beautifully decorated eggs forever, as well as the memories that go along with them. You can with Eggnots!
What are Eggnots you ask? Eggnots are egg-free, dyeable ceramic eggs. Not only will they last forever, but they are a wonderful alternative to children (and adults) with egg allergies. In fact, Eggnots were created when creator’s niece was diagnosed with an egg allergy and was unable to participate in coloring Easter eggs with family and friends.
Eggnots look just like real eggs (but they feel different, obviously). They even come in an egg carton, which I think is a really great “touch.”
Eggnots are the size of real eggs too.
I was sent a package of Eggnots to review with my family.
This year I wanted to try a “tie dye” effect that I saw online (Pinterest perhaps?).
The process seemed simple enough. Here is how I made “tie dye” Easter eggs using the Eggnots.
What you’ll need…
- A pan (the kind you’d make a sheet cake with or a similar type of pan)
- Shaving cream
- Food coloring
- Disposable gloves
- Eggnots (or you can use regular eggs)
- Paper towels
- Dish/plate to rest the Eggnots (eggs) on until they dry
- Fill the pan with shaving cream.
- Smooth it out.
- Add a few drops of food coloring.
- Using a knife (or something similar) swirl the food coloring around a bit.
- While wearing gloves, take an Eggnot (or egg) and roll it around in the pan util you have a “swirly” design on the egg.
- Place the egg on a paper towel on top of a dish.
- Let it dry for over an hour for Eggnots or about 20-30 minutes for a real egg.
- CAREFULLY rinse the shaving cream off the eggs and PAT dry.
Ta-da… a “tie dye” egg!
Since Eggnots are ceramic I let them dry a bit longer then what you’d need for a real egg. I wanted to make sure the food coloring permeated the ceramic.
I think I should have added more food coloring for the Eggnots (compared to regular eggs). I don’t think the color is as bright and colorful as it should be. None the less, we did get some really cool looking eggs. The best part is we can keep them forever and use them as decorations at Easter time.
You need to use food coloring and vinegar when coloring Eggnots. Those seasonal egg coloring kits you see on store shelves this time of year won’t work as well with the Eggnots. I think that is why the “tie dye” eggs I did didn’t turn out as colorful – because I didn’t use vinegar.
Here is the recipe for coloring Eggnots.
You can color Eggnots with regular paint and decorate them with stickers, rhinestones or anything else you can think of. The possibilities are endless.
I think Eggnots are a fabulous idea. Although my “tie dye” eggs are not as beautiful (brightly colored) as I had hoped for (that was my fault – I needed vinegar) I still love that I can keep these eggs for decorations every Easter from now on. I like Eggnots so much that next Easter I plan on buying another set that we can color again.
Eggnots is an ingenious idea. Not only do you get beautiful eggs you can keep and display forever, but it also allows people with egg allergies to join in on the fun. It’s a “win-win” situation if you ask me.
Eggnots are available in a variety of sizes/packages from 6 Eggnots ($9.95) to an 18-pack ($21.95) to even larger configurations.
For more information about Eggnots visit Eggnots.com. Eggnots can also be found on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Those links are found at the top right of their website.
What do you think about Eggnots? Do they sound like something you would like to try with your family? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section of this post.
*I received free product samples to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.