Get cracking on these adorable heart-shaped eggs, perfect on Valentine's Day or any day for breakfast, tucked in a lunch box, or as an after-school snack. 

A happy cross between cooking and crafting, these clever hard-boiled eggs are both fun and healthy (six grams of protein each!). For easier peeling, start with eggs that are about a week old.

Heart-shaped eggs final product

Here's what you need:

  • An egg carton, cut into a four-cup section
  • A chopstick
  • A rubber band
  • Four thin pieces of cardboard folded into V-shapes
  • Two eggs 
Heart-boiled eggs
Credit: Tara Donne

Here's what to do:

  1. Hard boil the eggs. As soon as they're finished cooking, dunk them in cold water, and then peel them quickly while still warm.
  2. Place two cardboard V-shapes into the egg carton diagonally across from each other. Nestle the still-warm eggs into the V's.
  3. Place the remaining two V-shapes on the top of the eggs. Lay the chopstick over the top, secure with a rubber band, and let sit for 20 minutes.