It’s hard to believe that Easter is quickly approaching. It feels like just yesterday was Christmas but every time I look outside, I’m indeed reminded that Spring is on its way. One of the things we look most forward to during Spring (besides the world lighting up with bright, vivid colors) is dying Easter eggs and having tons of fun Easter egg hunts in our backyard. Since my youngest is still learning all about Easter, I’ve been wanting to find some fun activities to get him excited for the upcoming holiday while building the anticipation for the Easter egg hunts that are sure to come! Knowing that an afternoon of dyeing marbleized Easter eggs (made even more memorable with an egg-citing snack) was just want we needed, I put on my thinking cap and came up with some sweet Easter ideas that I knew both of my boys would love.
Since I knew dyeing eggs is hard work, I decided to whip up a quick snack before we got started and of course our fun snack started with Snack Pack® Pudding Cups. This staple in our home ensures that snack time is always sweet, while allowing me to serve a calcium-packed snack that my kiddos love. Keeping with the Easter egg theme, I pulled out our Snack Pack® Pudding Cups in Vanilla, Chocolate and Butterscotch and then crushed up some chocolate sandwich cookies.
After letting the boys sprinkle the crushed cookies over the top of their pudding cups, they added some green sprinkles (for grass) and then topped the sprinkles with some chocolate speckled eggs that I know would look very similar to the marbleized Easter eggs we planned to make.
Within minutes we had a fun snack that thrilled both my kiddos and got them all types of excited about the afternoon’s activities.
As the kids ate their snack (and enjoyed every single bite), I quickly boiled some eggs so that we could use our empty Snack Pack® Pudding Cups as dye containers for the fun marbleized Easter eggs I had in mind.
What You Will Need:
6-8 Hard Boiled Eggs
Empty Snack Pack® Pudding Cup Containers
How to Make Them:
Once our eggs were boiled, I boiled two cups of water on the stove and then allowed it to cool slightly while I removed all the leftover pudding from my Snack Pack® containers.
With my water cool enough to add to the Snack Pack® containers, I mixed one teaspoon of white vinegar, one tablespoon of olive oil and plenty of food coloring to each container and then filled them with the water.
After mixing everything together in my containers with a fork, we were ready to create some amazing marbleized Easter eggs! We started by moving everything outside because, well, it was a beautiful day and I totally didn’t want a mess all over my kitchen. Then, after stirring our mixture with a fork to mix in the oil that had separated, we added eggs to each of our Snack Pack® containers.
After allowing our eggs to sit in the dye we had created for about five minutes, we removed them from the liquid, placed then on a paper towel and wiped off any excess oil to create a marbleized effect.
Once our eggs were dry (with a really cool looking effect) we added an extra tablespoon of oil to each of our containers, stirred the mixture again and then placed our dyed eggs back into a different color.
By adding more oil, we were able to create a really cool second layer of color and a marbleized effect that my little guy adored!
After again removing our eggs from the dye and wiping off any excess oil, we set them aside to dry so we could hide them around our yard for a perfectly fun Easter egg hunt.
Fueled by our Snack Pack® creations and excited about our freshly dyed marbleized Easter eggs, we spent the afternoon hiding eggs in the many perfect hiding places around our back yard.
Each time one of the boys found one, they would squeal with delight and look in wonder at the amazing marbleized creations they had made.
I have to say, the entire afternoon was one which I won’t soon forget. It was filled with sweet snacks, amazing memories and time spent creating a tradition that we will continue for many Easters to come.
As you prepare for your Easter celebrations, I encourage you to find ways to incorporate the fun of Snack Pack® Pudding Cups. Take a few minutes to create our Easter egg Snack Pack® Pudding Cups for a snack. Then use your leftover containers to make beautiful, simple marbleized Easter eggs. Because as you can see, when you start your Easter fun with Snack Pack® Pudding Cups, you simply can’t go wrong!
Tell me, how do you help your kids get excited for Easter?
This Easter take a moment to slow down and enjoy a tasty and fun treat with the kids. Snack Pack comes a variety of flavors and offers endless mix-in opportunities the kids can help prepare. Each serving of Snack Pack is fortified with as much calcium as an 8-oz glass of milk,* so you can feel good about serving your kids Snack Pack. For mix-in inspiration, visit Snack Pack on Pinterest and Facebook.
** All Snack Pack products contain 30% DV calcium, with the exception of Bakery Shop Lemon Meringue Pie, Lemon Pudding, and Snack Pack Gels.