Martha Stewart shares her best Easter tips – including dyeing Japanese-style eggs

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A new pandemic-era holiday is upon us and Martha Stewart knows the tricks of the trade to make a safe and small gathering extra special.

The lifestyle guru sat down exclusively with DailyMailTV’s senior correspondent Alicia Quarles to hand out her sweet tips for creative treats for the kids and the secret to making amazing dyed Easter eggs.

Plus, Martha reveals the unusual destination she’s most looking forward to once the pandemic is over.

Easter Treats: Martha Stewart sat down exclusively with DailyMailTV senior correspondent Alicia Quarles to hand out her sweet tips for creative treats for the kids and the secret to making show-stop dyed Easter eggs

Easter Treats: Martha Stewart sat down exclusively with DailyMailTV senior correspondent Alicia Quarles to hand out her sweet tips for creative treats for the kids and the secret to making show-stop dyed Easter eggs

For little Easter Sunday soirees this year, Martha has come up with a brilliant and fun twist on the tradition by transforming hollow chocolate bunnies into something totally new.

“This is a chocolate Easter bunny,” Martha explained to Alicia. “And I want to make that a little special treat for the kids who are still drinking milk.”

To turn the rabbit – which must be one of the hollow ones – into a drinking bowl, Martha uses gentle heat and a metal straw.

“So take a metal straw, heat the end … don’t overheat,” she instructs. ‘This gets through to the top. And see how it went? Now I have a perfect hole in which to pour milk. ‘

“This is a chocolate Easter bunny,” Martha explained to Alicia. “And I want to make that a little special treat for the kids who are still drinking milk.”

“So take a metal straw, heat the end … don’t overheat,” she instructs. ‘This gets through to the top. And see how it went? Now I have a perfect hole in which to pour milk. ‘

“Then put a nice straw in – this is a little pink straw – and you can just enjoy a milkshake,” Stewart said. And eat your rabbit too. It is so cute!’

These specialty drinking cups are perfect for kids (or adults with a sweet tooth) and since they are all individual, they can be enjoyed socially.

The April issue of Martha Stewart Living is devoted to the house goddess’ advice on everything from springtime activities to delectable seasonal dishes and DIY crafts.

This year, Martha crossed – figuratively speaking – continents to find inspiration for Easter’s most beloved pièce de résistance, decorated eggs, using a technique called shibori.

Inspiration!  The April issue of Martha Stewart Living is devoted to the house goddess' advice on everything from springtime activities to delectable seasonal dishes to DIY crafts

Inspiration!  The April issue of Martha Stewart Living is devoted to the house goddess' advice on everything from springtime activities to delectable seasonal dishes to DIY crafts

Inspiration! The April issue of Martha Stewart Living is devoted to the house goddess’ advice on everything from springtime activities to delectable seasonal dishes to DIY crafts

“Well, this is a Japanese technique,” ​​she explained, “and this is on hard-boiled eggs with tape or stickers. And it’s just a little bit unusual and easy to do. ‘

For folks taking the more traditional route of dipping hard-boiled eggs in an assortment of colorful dyes, the queen of crafts suggests using a simple household pantry ingredient to add vibrancy.

‘I added some distilled white vinegar to the water. That helps to get the color smoother on the egg, ”she said as she did it. ‘Look, you have a nice line around your egg. So simple!’

To make sure those painted eggs and chocolate bunnies are artfully showcased, Martha turns to her own Martha Stewart collection (available at MacysStewart took the time to showcase some of her favorite items on DailyMailTV and provided inspiration for the spring table.

“Well, this is a Japanese technique,” ​​she explained, “and this is on hard-boiled eggs with tape or stickers.  And it's just a little bit unusual and easy to do.  '

“Well, this is a Japanese technique,” ​​she explained, “and this is on hard-boiled eggs with tape or stickers.  And it's just a little bit unusual and easy to do.  '

“Well, this is a Japanese technique,” ​​she explained, “and this is on hard-boiled eggs with tape or stickers. And it’s just a little bit unusual and easy to do. ‘

'I added some distilled white vinegar to the water.  That will help make the color smoother on the egg, ”she said as she demonstrated.  'Look, you have a nice line around your egg.  So simple!'

'I added some distilled white vinegar to the water.  That will help make the color smoother on the egg, ”she said as she demonstrated.  'Look, you have a nice line around your egg.  So simple!'

‘I added some distilled white vinegar to the water. That will help make the color smoother on the egg, ”she said as she demonstrated. ‘Look, you have a nice line around your egg. So simple!’

“Look at these beautiful plates,” Martha admired. ‘I want a set of it myself, I haven’t received it yet. I have to remember to do it before they run out without these. We also have beautiful cutlery. All this is also affordable, because that is what we always try to do: beautiful and practical for a good price. ‘

For Martha personally, her Easter party this year will be small and intimate. After a year in lockdown and working harder than ever from her beautiful Bedford estate, Martha has recently been spending time with her grandchildren after being vaccinated.

Her granddaughter Jude, 10, appears to be following in her grandmother’s footsteps.

Jump in Style: For the holidays, Martha turns to her own Martha Stewart collection (available at Macys) and Stewart took the time to show off some of her favorite items on DailyMailTV

Jump in Style: For the holidays, Martha turns to her own Martha Stewart collection (available at Macys) and Stewart took the time to show off some of her favorite items on DailyMailTV

Jump in Style: For the holidays, Martha turns to her own Martha Stewart collection (available at Macys) and Stewart took the time to show off some of her favorite items on DailyMailTV

“Look at these beautiful bracelets that Jude makes,” Martha gushed, showing off homemade jewelry. She sells these at a local coffee shop. She and her friend Jade. ‘

In the coming months, Martha said she looks forward to lifting the pandemic restrictions so that she and the grandchildren can travel again.

“I want to go to Antarctica with the kids,” she revealed. That will be their seventh continent they have visited in their short life – and for my beloved Maine, I can’t wait to get back to Seal Harbor.

The Martha Stewart collection is available at MacysPart two of DailyMailTV’s interview with Martha Stewart airs April 2.

Do it like Martha! The Martha Stewart collection is available from Macys; Part two of DailyMailTV’s interview with Martha Stewart airs April 2

Martha Stewart’s DIY Easter Chocolate Milk Bunnies

Adapted from the April issue of Martha Stewart Living, available now!

• Remove a hollow chocolate bunny from the packaging

Adapted from the April issue of Martha Stewart Living, available now!

Adapted from the April issue of Martha Stewart Living, available now!

Adapted from the April issue of Martha Stewart Living, available now!

Hold the metal straw at one end and heat the other end with a flame (lighter, gas burner, match) for about 10 seconds

Place the hot metal straw against the top of the rabbit. It should melt a hole very quickly

• Pour milk into the rabbit using a funnel

• Place a festive paper straw in the hole

These treats can be enjoyed by children and even adults with a sweet tooth. The chocolate bunnies themselves can be eaten after the milk has been drunk! To enjoy!