Barneblad: Easter cooking and coloring for holiday joy

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Easter Chicks

Photo: MatPrat

Brought to you by Lori Ann Reinhall

It’s Eastertime, and what better time to connect to your heritage with creative projects for the entire family!

With the coming of spring, the world is full of color, especially the color yellow, with daffodils springing up, and adorable little Easter chicks bursting through their eggshells. Yes, all the colors of the rainbow seem to be coming forth at this time of year in a glorious celebration of nature and life.

And then there are all the wonderful Easter treats we have to look forward to each year: chocolate eggs and bunnies, cookies and cakes, and candies of all sorts. 

But that is not all there is to the Easter feast. There are also healthy foods to enjoy, and this year, we’ve teamed up with Taste of Norway Editor Christy Olsen Field to bring you an Easter treat that is not only healthy and delicious, it’s also very festive and decorative. Påskekyllinger—Easter Chicks—are a fun food project that you and your family can make together, as you celebrate the season with style and joy.


Påskekyllinger – Easter Chicks

Adapted from MatPrat.

Please note that this is a project that requires adult supervision.

Makes six eggs

6 hard-boiled eggs

2 Tbsp. mayonnaise

2 Tbsp. sour cream

½ tsp. salt

¼ tsp. freshly ground pepper

To decorate

1 carrot, julienned

12 whole black peppercorns

Peel the eggs.

Cut off the top 1/3 of the egg, and a little bit off the bottom so the egg has a stable base. Scoop out the egg yolks with a small spoon.

Place egg yolks in a small bowl, and combined thoroughly with mayonnaise, sour cream, salt, and pepper. Use a fork to make sure there are no big clumps of yolk.

Use a piping bag or a quart-sized zip-top plastic bag with the corner cut off, and gently pipe the egg yolk mixture back into the egg whites. Add the top back on.

Make little feet and beak with julienned carrot (cut down to size with a knife), and gently place peppercorns to make eyes.

Color my Easter world

Coloring is a fun and relaxing creative activity for both the young and young at heart. We hope you will enjoy our original designs created by Design Editor Mattea Bertling.

Then, to celebrate your creativity, please take a picture of your colored creation and send it to with your name, age, and hometown location, and we will publish it on our website. To download the illustrations to color in  Click Here

God påske! — Happy Easter!

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This article originally appeared in the March 26, 2021, issue of The Norwegian American.

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Lori Ann Reinhall

Lori Ann Reinhall, editor-in-chief of The Norwegian American, is a multilingual journalist and cultural ambassador based in Seattle. She is the president of the Seattle-Bergen Sister City Association, and she serves on the boards of several Nordic organizations.