Wanna know what’s great? Eggs. Eggs are so versatile. And despite the norm, they can naturally be very colourful. In the grocery store, you’re probably used to the standard fare of either brown or white, but did you know that some chicken breeds lay blue or green eggs?
There’s an aptly named breed of chickens called Easter Eggers that can lay eggs in a variety of pastel colours, while Olive Eggers lay, you guessed it, green-coloured eggs.
Other birds lay colourful eggs, too. You might have noticed the American robins nesting in your garden, and if you’re careful, you could sneak a peek at their bright blue eggs. That’s also where the colour ‘robin egg blue’ comes from, although blue jays, ref-winged blackbirds and thrushes also tend to lay some variation of blue eggs. Sparrows, on the other hand, lay small eggs that are either cream, white or grey flecked with brown spots. Those ones are a little harder to spot, as they’re actually genetically designed to be camouflaged to protect them from predators.
At Easter, it’s the colourful ones that are more fun, so make your own with the Carrot Community Coffee House on April 3rd, as they host two family-friendly workshops: make your own dip-dye eggs from 11 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., or create a spring sculpture from 2 p.m. to 4:15 pm. Tickets are $10 per ticket or $32 for a family of four. Select your one-hour time slot and enjoy the mild spring weather as you craft and colour outdoors by the Jelly Bean sculpture (activities will be moved indoors in case of inclement weather).