Holiday Planning & Ideas Easter Easter Crafts Easter Eggs Sugar Eggs Think of this crafts project as a modern take on the Victorian era’s ornate panorama sugar eggs. The palette of earthy pastels -- created with drops of ordinary food coloring -- is sweet but not cloying, and the eggs can be left solid (as decorations) or hollowed out to become containers for treats. By Martha Stewart Editors Martha Stewart Editors Facebook Instagram Twitter Website An article attributed to "Martha Stewart Editors" indicates when several writers and editors have contributed to an article over the years. These collaborations allow us to provide you with the most accurate, up-to-date, and comprehensive information available.The Martha Stewart team aims to teach and inspire readers daily with tested-until-perfected recipes, creative DIY projects, and elevated home and entertaining ideas. They are experts in their fields who research, create, and test the best ways to help readers design the life they want. The joy is in the doing. Editorial Guidelines Updated on September 20, 2018 Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: GENTL AND HYERS Sources Egg molds (#E090, #E095, #E423, #E427), from $2 each, lifeofthepartymolds.com What You'll Need Materials Ultrafine (“bar”) sugar, or light-brown suga Food coloring Plastic clamshell egg mold Cardboard, cut slightly larger than mold Sandpaper Egg white Instructions Mix 3 tablespoons water with 2 pounds ultrafine sugar until it reaches a packable consistency (similar to that of brown sugar); add 2 or 3 drops food coloring, a tiny bit at a time, until desired color is reached. (Or just use brown sugar, without water or dye mixed in.) Tightly pack sugar into mold half and smooth top as much as possible. Lay cardboard over top of mold, press down with one hand while holding mold with other, and flip. Gently remove mold. If shape crumbles or ridged design is not clear, pack again and repeat. If making solid eggs, let dry overnight. If making containers, let dry 3 hours. To make containers, hollow out each egg half with a spoon, leaving a 1/3-inch border all around. Reserve scooped sugar in zip-top bag. Let dry overnight, then lightly sand exposed edges so halves fit together. To make solid eggs, fuse halves together by brushing exposed edges with egg white and pressing together. If gaps at seam are visible, fill with reserved sugar.