I'm 25 years old and still decorate Easter eggs every year. I have to keep my skills sharp for when I'm a mom someday (plus I'm a total kid at heart). The first few years I lived on my own, I had to boil my own Easter eggs. It's safe to say it was a total disaster. The eggs would crack, or come out super runny.

Here are just a few tricks to boil the perfect egg and stay safe and healthy this Easter! 

  • Don't boil your water first. A lot of people think that the water needs to be boiled before they put the eggs in the water and that's not the case. Put the eggs in the water right away and bring the eggs and the water to a boil.
  • Once the water is boiling, remove it from heat and leave the eggs covered in the hot water for 12 minutes.
  • Take out any cracked eggs before you start decorating. You can still eat the eggs just don't put the cracked ones in the dye.
  • Don't leave the eggs out of the fridge for too long because they spoil a lot faster than raw eggs do.
  • If you're going to do an Easter egg hunt, it's best not to use real eggs. Bacteria can seep in through the egg's tiny pores. No one wants to get sick on Easter--that's no fun.

Good luck decorating your perfectly boiled Easter eggs!

(SafeBee.com)