It’s almost Easter! I was disappointed that we didn’t try to do eggs last year, but honestly, K was just too little, and it would have been a whole thing with the cups of vinegar and dye and he just wouldn’t have been able to have much fun with it. This year was a whole new ball game. He’s still little, but he’s definitely old enough to follow simple instructions and let me tell you, he LOVED this! He even woke up this morning and asked to eat his special eggs for breakfast. You betcha dude. We’ll color eggs every week from now until forever if it means he’ll willingly eat them without asking 12 times for something sweet.
Anyways, we did 2 methods. I had some cool whip in the freezer, so I thawed that out in the fridge over night, and I also had some shaving cream from when we made fluffy slime last time. You definitely want to wear rubber gloves for this, and cover all your surfaces with a couple layers of newspaper. K only has some cloth gardening gloves, but I figured I’d just wash them and they’d be stained. That’s okay! I also used an old towel for wiping up, so keep one of those nearby too.
These 2 methods were essentially the same. The food coloring was a little easier to mix in the shaving cream, but honestly, it totally didn’t matter for the end result. My only concern, is that K got a little excited with some of the eggs, and broke the shells, so, I’ll be tossing those, just in case the food coloring and shaving cream soaked into the egg white.. ya never know.
First things first, boil them eggs. I put eggs in a pan with about 1 inch of cold water. Put on stove covered, on high heat, and bring to a rolling boil. Once the boil is rolling, turn off the burner and allow the pan to sit on the hot burner for 8 minutes. Then, immediately drain the water and run cold water over the top, add ice if you have some. Some people add vinegar to the water, or baking soda after wards to help with the shells. Do your thing, but honestly, I don’t fuss with any of that, I peel the eggs under running water, and never have any issues.
Let cold boiled eggs soak in a cup of vinegar for just a few minutes. This helps the dye stick.
Add in some shaving/whipped cream to a bowl or dish, I used our glass pyrex dishes and it worked perfectly. Add a couple drops of food coloring and swirl around with a toothpick. Dry off your egg from its vinegar bath and add it to the dish, roll it around to get it all covered with the colorful mixture. We let our eggs sit about 10-15 minutes in the dish while we worked on the others! I let K really have the reigns with this one, and he did so well!
Last step, we rinsed them off, Bam, that’s it!. The pinks and purples stained really well. Some of our blue and green eggs we ended up double dipping to make them brighter. Then things got crazy and we just started adding the food coloring directly to the eggs. We had a lot of fun with this, and our eggs ended up so pretty! Clean up was a breeze too, just rinse the dishes and ball up the newspaper to recycle.
How are you going to do Easter Eggs this year?! Let me know if you give this a try!