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How to Decorate Easter Eggs

Smart Egg Trick

Your friends will think you're an Easter egg trainer when they see this Smart Egg Trick. You can tell them that your eggs are so "eggs-ceptional," they've learned how to sink or float in a glass of water.

What You'll Need:

2 raw eggs


Waterproof markers

Two 8-ounce water glasses


4 tablespoons sugar



Before performing the trick, decorate 2 raw eggs with waterproof markers. Leave a blank rectangular space on each of your designs so a friend can label the eggs during the trick.

Then fill the glasses with water to about 3/4 inch from the top. Put the sugar in one of the glasses, and mix well. (Remember which glass has the sugar in it, but don't tell anyone about this part!)

When you are ready to perform the trick, tell your friends about your smart eggs. Explain that these eggs can obey written commands. Have a friend use a waterproof marker to label the eggs with the word "sink" on one and the word "float" on the other.

After your friend gives you back the eggs, put the "sink" egg in the plain water, and the "float" egg in the sugar water.

Watch the eggs obey the commands! If friends wonder how you did it, have them break the eggs into a bowl so they can see that there were no tricks inside the eggs!

The fun of an egg hunt doesn't have to end when all the eggs have been found. Find out how you and your friends can combine an egg hunt with a contest of words by using alphabet eggs!

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