Sunday, September 1, 2013

Dragon Eggs

Dragon eggs are not as easy to come by as they used to be (for any of you that watch Game of Thrones you know what I am talking about.) Luckily, you don't have to walk through fire or brimstone to get them anymore. Recent news reports indicate that chickens in the northern region of Scotland have been laying dragon eggs for decades. You just have to get your hands on them. At least that is what you can tell your kiddos. Remember when it comes to kids imagination can be everything!  So the question is, what came first the chicken or the dragon egg?
What you need:
  • eggs
  • food coloring
  • cups of water
Place eggs in pot of cold water and bring eggs to a boil. After eggs have boiled for one minute remove them from the heat and cover the pot. Leave them alone for 17 minutes. Then transfer them to an ice bath for 10 minutes.
During this time fill cups with water and add in food coloring. The darker the food coloring the better (yellow isnt that dramatic.) I dropped in 25 drops to about 1 1/2 cups of water.


By this time your eggs will be cooled and it is time to begin the transformation to Dragon Eggs.Very gently crack the shell of the egg by tapping it lightly on the counter. Try your best not to crack the egg so hard that the shell peels off (if this happens dont fret, just ease up!)
Once the shell is cracked gently drop them into the cups of colored water. Place them in the refrigerator over night (the longer they spend in the food coloring the darker they will become.)

The next day you will have hatched amazingly rare Dragon Eggs! Be sure to place them in a nest to really create an effect. The question now becomes what to do with them.

Some ideas:
  • eat the hard boiled egg as is - this is what we did.
  • cut them in half, scoop out the yolk and add in a tiny dragon toy to achieve a full dragon effect (I couldnt find one but I didnt look that hard...sorry.)
  • make deviled dragon eggs out of them. I brought these to a Harry Potter themed party and called them "Hagrid's Dragon Eggs."
These are ferocious little feet that are easy and fun to make!
What you need:
  • 2 rectangle sized tissue boxes
  • favorite paint color and paint brush
  • construction paper and scissors
Use all the tissues in the box and then have your kiddo paint the box their favorite dragon color. Use the construction paper to cut out the dragon toenails. If you want to get fancy you can add some glitter to those toes!
Get those new feet on your tot and have them growl and roar all around the house.

The cutest little dragon ever!


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