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Hippy Trippy Tie-Dyed Easter Eggs & Green Eggs and Ham Recipe

The kids love to tie-dye Easter eggs and I love that it keeps those little hands busy for at least a good hour. We color eggs year round a lot of the time. It’s one of the few times they are still and I get to relax or catch up on things around the house. Amazon has some cool pretty cool Paas Tie Dye Easter Egg coloring kits for my favorite hippy trippy tie-dyed look (refer back to child of the 60’s). I also buy my Paas kits at Walmart but I’m sure you can find them other places as well (however, I won’t receive a commission if you do, lol). If you’re going on an Easter egg hunt or having one, I suggest picking up several kits, 1 per dozen eggs.

Hippy Trippy Tie-Dyed Easter Eggs & Green Eggs and Ham Recipe

Items needed:
Tie Dye Easter Coloring Kit
Paint Brushes
1 Dozen Boiled Eggs -> per coloring kit
Paper Plates
Bowls of Water to rinse brushes

You will need to boil your eggs using 2 T salt (or more) to keep the eggs from cracking. By adding the salt, my eggs never crack. Never. It’s always best to use room temperature eggs to boil. I take mine out of the fridge the night before boiling. This may help to keep them from cracking as well although I’ve always said it’s because of the salt. I boil mine hard boiled (approximately 10 minutes). Runny Easter eggs are no fun.

Hippy Trippy Tie-Dyed Easter Eggs & Green Eggs and Ham Recipe

I spread out newspapers on the table so the kids don’t get the dye everywhere and I use separate plates for each color. While all of their artistic skills are shining through, I get to sit down, skim the news headlines & enjoy a great cup of Folgers coffee. Many times I’ve cleaned the entire house before they finish painting their eggs. It really is a fun project and the eggs look better to me when they’ve been painted vs dipping.

Hippy Trippy Tie-Dyed Easter Eggs & Green Eggs and Ham Recipe

Hippy Trippy Tie-Dyed Easter Eggs & Green Eggs and Ham Recipe

I put the eggs in a vase for pictures but I keep our Easter eggs in the fridge to avoid “rotten eggs”.

Hippy Trippy Tie-Dyed Easter Eggs & Green Eggs and Ham Recipe

I really love how hippy trippy tie-dyed Easter eggs look. Im considering letting the kids paint me some wooden Easter eggs for a table setting.

Hippy Trippy Tie-Dyed Easter Eggs & Green Eggs and Ham Recipe

Use up all of those hippy trippy tie-dyed Easter eggs in egg salad, potato salad and of course deviled eggs.

Deviled eggs “green eggs and ham” recipe:
1 dozen hard boiled eggs, peeled
Green Easter egg dye
Sour Cream
Small diced pieces of ham
Dill Relish
Salt & “peppa”

After peeling the eggs, let the eggs sit in the egg dye until you have the desired color.

Cut the bottom off the eggs so they will stand up, and cut the top off to stuff the eggs. Remove egg yolks from eggs and put in a bowl.

Add 1 T mustard, 2 T sour cream, diced ham as desired, 2 teaspoons dill relish, parsley, salt and pepper as desired.

Mix everything together.

After stuffing, sprinkle paprika on the tops and serve cold.

Hippy Trippy Tie-Dyed Easter Eggs & Green Eggs and Ham Recipe

Happy Easter to you and  yours from Shabby Chic Boho.

Hippy Trippy Tie-Dyed Easter Eggs & Green Eggs and Ham Recipe

*post from the archives, dusted off, updated links, from lack of inspiration.

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  1. lena

    April 15, 2017 at 1:22 am

    painting with the box instructions was so runny, did you use less vinegar than directed? Thanks!

  2. Ladies Pass It On

    April 6, 2017 at 1:49 pm

    Oh this is such a fabulous idea I will definitely do this over the weekend – woohoo!

  3. The Cubicle Chick

    February 24, 2017 at 8:18 pm

    I love your ideas of green eggs and ham. I will have to try this recipe out for the kids. ^yolonda

  4. Enricoh Alfonzo

    February 23, 2017 at 4:19 pm

    Awwww this is soooo adorable and looks like crazy fun! i wanna do it! lol
    hahaha green eggs and ham! reminds me of that brilliant movie i am sam.

  5. Dawn Gibson-Thigpen

    February 23, 2017 at 9:02 am

    i really cant believe how fast this year is going. easter will be here before we know it. wow

  6. HilLesha

    February 22, 2017 at 11:01 pm

    It has been ages and ages since my family and I’ve dyed Easter eggs, but we’re planning on doing so next Easter. It is almost already to believe that it’s around the corner!

  7. Maria Han

    February 22, 2017 at 4:55 pm

    Love that colorful eggs! This would be perfect on Easter eggs. Glad that you share this with us

  8. Victoria Heckstall

    February 22, 2017 at 11:20 am

    look at those eggs! they are all cute and exciting! this green eggs is really interesting tho.

  9. Dogvills

    February 22, 2017 at 1:05 am

    What a cute idea. This will keep my two granddaughters busy. Fun craft!

  10. My Teen Guide

    February 22, 2017 at 12:27 am

    that’s nice! green eggs looks interesting to try! im sure kids will enjoy this egg!

  11. AnoSA

    February 21, 2017 at 11:00 pm

    This is a nice idea for kids to keep themselves busy and also help them be more creative and artistic. It’s also nice seeing them doing it while enjoying while you are having a zip of your coffee.

  12. Roch

    February 21, 2017 at 10:37 pm

    Dyeing the eggs is a nice way to engage with the kids and have them explore creativity with coloring. I have never actually tried it before but it looks so fun!

  13. Heather

    February 21, 2017 at 7:32 pm

    We didn’t dye eggs last year. I’m kind of sad about it. I hope we get the chance to do it this year. It’s just a fun family tradition.

  14. Kelly Hutchisnon

    February 21, 2017 at 7:17 pm

    I could eat a dozen deviled eggs! They are my favorite. This is a cute slant on a classic recipe.

  15. Aish Das-Padihari

    February 21, 2017 at 7:15 pm

    Easter is around the corner already eh! I go egg hunting with my kids and its so much fun

  16. Courtneylynne

    February 21, 2017 at 6:39 pm

    Oooo loving how your eggs turned out!!! I can’t believe its almost easter time!!! My daughter is an easter baby so we always go all out for easter!

  17. Nancy L.

    February 21, 2017 at 4:41 pm

    Awww….How cute! The kids’ eggs look adorable and the green deviled eggs look delish!
    I’ve always added salt to my hard boiled eggs and wasn’t sure if it was an old wives’ tale. It must be true since I’m not the only one! :)

  18. Bill S

    February 21, 2017 at 4:34 pm

    I can’t believe it is almost time for Easter!! This sounds like a great recipe that my kids would love!

  19. Kathy Myers

    February 21, 2017 at 4:23 pm

    I am so doing this for church. We take potluck food every Sunday and I am the go to devil egg person.

  20. Debra @ Traveling Well for Less

    February 21, 2017 at 2:58 pm

    Those are absolutely adorable. They look like so much more fun to make than traditional egg dying kits. Love it!

  21. Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle

    February 21, 2017 at 2:43 pm

    Those look amazing! I feel like at least one of them should have the Grateful Dead skull on it.

  22. Agentizerozerosetter

    February 21, 2017 at 2:30 pm

    Love painted eggs,so colourful and happy to see!

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