I love coloring Easter eggs and I also love finding new and inventive ways of playing around with textures so I enjoyed this activity just as much as my children. I think Caden (4 yo) loved getting messy and playing around with colors. Porter (18 mo) played around with his shaving cream a little, but mostly enjoyed watching us.
- Food Coloring
- Shaving Cream
- Hard Boiled Eggs
- Dip the eggs in vinegar to help the colors stick and brighten.
- Put a little (or a lot) of shaving cream on a plate and add various dots of food coloring around the shaving cream.
- Mix the colors as little as much as you like (we used a craft stick to mix it).
- Roll your egg around in the color and set aside.
- Let sit in the refrigerator overnight and rinse with water in the morning. Voila!
Caden’s shaving cream turned into almost a solid color and I worried it would make the eggs looks gross, but I was wrong. His eggs are by far my favorite. I was way too careful choosing my colors.
After we were all done with the eggs, Caden had a lot of fun playing around with the shaving cream. Porter was a little unsure of it after I told him we couldn’t eat it, so then he rubbed a little on his tummy. The food coloring slightly stained their hands, but it was gone after bath time.
Note: I’m not sure these are okay to eat, but they sure are pretty. We used expired eggs so I don’t feel too bad about not eating them.