The Smurf Wrap-an-Egg from Easter Unlimited

Smurf Wrap-an-Egg

As it is Easter time, I thought I’d have a quick look around for some retro-inspired Easter Eggs. This was the first thing that caught my eye!

The 1984 Smurf Wrap-an-Egg package encourages you to decorate 12 eggs in ‘just seconds’! It’s easy to do, there’s no fuss and no messy paints or dyes! So that’s a win for everyone, right?

Looking at the instructions, I’m pretty sure the children needed to be supervised for this task as you were required to dip the wrapper-on-egg combo into boiling water for 3 seconds. Once you were done, you would be the proud owner of some hard-boiled eggs with Smurf Wrappers atop… actually, I’m starting to think this was a raw deal for those craving a sweet treat!

There were also Rainbow Brite and Peanuts versions too:

Wrap an Egg

Did any Retroist readers ever do these?

Hayden Yale

Child of the 80's. Born, raised and living in the Cheshire countryside, England.Lover of fan art, especially if it is based on my childhood heroes from Masters of the Universe, Thundercats, Transformers and TMNT. Penchant for almost anything retro, especially movies, games and art.

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2 thoughts on “The Smurf Wrap-an-Egg from Easter Unlimited

  1. I had a couple of those egg wrapping sets once. I think I had a smurf one & one with just random type patterns. The results were great looking, the plastic really shink-wraps well to the egg.
    While kids should be surpervised, it’s not that big a deal. You just use the same pan of boiling water, same spoon/ladle, etc that you boiled the eggs in in the first place. Hell, you can even shrinkwrap one egg while others are still boiling.

    “..actually, I’m starting to think this was a raw deal for those craving a sweet treat!”
    I’m guessing you mean “now your egg is trapped in plastic & you’ll never get it out”? The plastic actually comes off easily. There’s a pull-strip that you peel down the length of the egg & the plastic splits open, you could later “reuse” the plastic by sitting it on a windowsill or sticking it around another egg (it keeps it’s shape).
    Personally though, I can’t stand hardboiled eggs, that’s why I don’t color eggs anymore. I would still love to dye some eggs, but with no one to eat them afterwards, it’s just a massive waste.

  2. Max Power says:

    The dye set I have right now has shrink wraps in them. No Smurfs, Rainbor Brite, or Peanuts, though.

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