Dragon’s Eggs (Grades K-5)

This recipe is fit for a Triwizard Tournament champion! We think Harry Potter would approve of this fun, mythical twist on hard-boiled eggs.  

hard boiled egg dyed blue with marble pattern

What You Need

  • Eggs (we made six)
  • Water
  • A pot
  • Ziploc bags
  • Food coloring (green or blue is preferable, but most dark colors will work)
  • Strainer (not required)

plate of dyed hard boiled eggsplate of dyed hard boiled eggs

What To Do

  1. Start by hard boiling the eggs. Place the eggs in a large pot and cover with an inch of water. 
  2. Bring water to a boil. Once boiling, turn off the heat and cover the pot. Let sit for 8-10 minutes.
  3. Remove eggs from pot and put into an ice bath to let them cool down (approximately two minutes).
  4. To get the marble effect on the eggs, crack their shells and don’t peel them. 
  5. Then place one egg in a Ziploc bag with a drop or two of food coloring.
  6. Gently move the egg around so it is completely coated with food coloring and keep it in the bag for 30 minutes.
  7. After a half-hour, rinse the eggs with cold water.
  8. Carefully peel the shell.
    *Note to parents: Peeling the eggs can take some time. Also, your fingers may turn the color of the food coloring, but it wears off quickly.
  9. Leave them whole or cut them in half and serve.

eggs in pot water and strainer
Steps 1 and 2
eggs in ice bath eggs with shells cracked
Steps 3 and 4
eggs in bags with food coloring dyed eggs partially peeled
Steps 5-8