Eyeball Deviled Eggs

Freak out your friends with this spooky (and tasty!) snack. Ask for a parent's help before you start this project.

Photo: Deviled eggs decorated to look like eyeballs


  • 6 hard-boiled eggs
  • 1/4 cup (.12 pints) mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon (5 milliliters) mustard
  • Pinch of salt
  • Green and red food coloring
  • Sliced black olives
  • Toothpicks


Peel the cooled eggs and slice them in half lengthwise. Scoop out the yolks into a bowl and mash them up. Mix in the mayonnaise, mustard, and salt. Stir in a few drops of green food coloring.

Spoon the mixture into the center of the egg halves. Place a slice of olive on top of each half. Dip a toothpick into red food coloring and then use it to draw lines on the eggs as shown. Now your eggs look like creepy eyeballs.

Text by NGS staff
Photograph by Mark Thiessen/NGS staff

National Geographic Kids magazine