Everything you need to know about making Easter eggs at home

From chocolate Easter egg moulds to non-chocolate crafty options.

Make your own Easter egg: African Grandfather and granddaughter colouring Easter eggs

by Lily Anderson |

Whether your grandkids are around or you're looking for the perfect afternoon activity, making Easter eggs at home is a great alternative to a shop-bought egg.

What are Easter eggs?

According to History.com, "The egg, an ancient symbol of new life, has been associated with pagan festivals celebrating spring." The website and TV channel then goes on to add, "Decorating eggs for Easter is a tradition that dates back to at least the 13th century, according to some sources.

"One explanation for this custom is that eggs were formerly a forbidden food during the Lenten season, so people would paint and decorate them to mark the end of the period of penance and fasting, then eat them on Easter as a celebration."

How to make your own Easter eggs

Instead of buying a chocolate egg, why not make your own and turn it into a fun activity with your household?

Step one: To make your own Easter egg, you'll need a lot of chocolate - we'd recommend around 500g, if you're making quite a few.

Step two: Grab a microwave-safe bowl and break up the chocolate pieces.

Step three: Put the chocolate in the microwave for 30 seconds. If this hasn't melted, put it back in for 30 more seconds - checking every 10 seconds.

Step four: Once the chocolate has melted, you can pour it into your chocolate mould.

Step five: Put this in the fridge for at least 10 to 20 minutes and wait for the chocolate to set.

If you haven't got a chocolate mould stashed away in the back of your kitchen cupboard, don't worry as we've found of the best ones.

Easter egg kits

We wanted to make sure that anyone who doesn’t have a sweet tooth or has a dietary requirement, can still get in on all the action thanks to these crafty options.

All of these Easter egg kits have been hand-selected by Yours shopping experts. Our team has spent hours investigating and researching, so you can choose the best items for you. Plus, we'd never recommend a product we don't believe in. Find out why you should trust us here.

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