Start with a plain white egg, peeled…
Last year, when I told my 9-year-old son we were going to decorate eggs, he got excited. He started plotting and planning what he would do with crayons, markers, and food coloring. When I began to peel the plain white boiled eggs, he was visibly surprised. “Mommy, have you forgotten something?” he asked, his tone edged with disappointment.
I gently removed the yolks then mashed them with some mayonaise and a little mustard until smooth.
As I carefully cut a zig-zag pattern around the edge of each egg, he quietly watched.
I used a pastry bag with the round tip to re-apply the yolk mixture in the egg, piping more than the original amount.
I added a sliver of carrot
Plus two small capers for eyes
Or a sliver of baby gherkin pickles (for even bigger eyes) and suddenly decorating eggs has nothing to do with food coloring.
Max decided he needed to do a little of his own decorating.
And, of course, his designs had to involve boats or fishing.