Have you ever made a kick-awesome Easter Egg only to be forced to watch it rot? Or maybe you decided to eat it, with tears of remorse streaming down your face, making it taste too salty.
Well dry your eyes and get ready to slap your forehead in amazement, because making an egg last indefinitely is really easy.
Step 1: Don't Do Anything.
All you do is dye your egg raw instead of boiling it first. Many people don't realize that if you just leave an egg in a cool dry place, it will just dry up in its shell and be preserved for years and years.
The idea that a raw egg will rot is true but misleading; if you hold it to your nose and smell it after a few weeks, it might smell funny, but eventually the smell will go away as the yolk and white dry up. In the meantime keep your egg from cracking and the smell will be almost unnoticeable.
I don't know why most people boil their eggs; maybe they're afraid of it cracking and making a mess or maybe they want to eat them later. But if you cook it, it won't last.
Step 2: Other Tips
-Don't let your egg crack, especially while its drying. It could stink up your house.
-I'm told the egg will continue drying for years. Not important, but interesting.
-Once the inside dries up, you can cover it with a lacquer or varnish to further preserve it and make it shiny.
-The dried up white and yolk will still be inside and stuck to the inside of the egg. This means that your egg will be slightly weighted on one side. This can make it difficult to display on some sides if the egg is sitting on a hard flat surface Keep this in mind when you choose which side to leave it on while it dries.
-The best place that I have found to do this is the cellar. It should be dry and well ventilated and somewhere that it won't be disturbed by people or animals.
-Enjoy! Hopefully this will be useful info for the winner of the eggbot!