With Easter just a couple of weeks away, it definitely was feeling like the right time to do some sort of egg coloring with my little guy. I have seen so many posts and pinterest pins about dying eggs with shaving cream and I thought that sounded like something me and my three year old should definitely try!
We did blown eggs (poke a hole in the top and bottom of the egg and blow the contents out) since I wanted to display them. But you could definitely do this with hard boiled eggs as well.
We opted to do it in a muffin tin so we could have distinct colors rather than them all being rainbow or similar shades. It worked really well! Step one is just squirting a bit of shaving cream in each muffin cavity. My three year old thought this step was especially awesome - I think it may have been due to the noise that shaving cream makes when you squirt it out. Oh, boys.
Moving on. Step two is to put a few drops of food coloring on the shaving cream. We practiced the color blends we've been working on in homeschooling and made orange, purple, and teal, with a couple of single colors in there as well. After dropping on the food coloring, swirl or mix it with a toothpick.
Step three is to roll the eggs around in the colored shaving cream. Then you have to let them sit a while. We let ours sit for quite a few minutes (at least 10, some more like 15-20) and they still turned out fairly light so I think you could play around with that and maybe try letting them sit longer if you wanted to try for darker shades.
The waiting was definitely the hardest bit for the three year old. He just sat on the counter staring at them with the spoon in his hand, ready to take them out the minute I said it was okay.
Once they have sat a bit in the color, you just wipe them off gently with a paper towel and you have some seriously beautiful eggs! I was super pleased with the colors. They were not overly pale, but still more the pastel, Easter feeling shades. So pretty!
Hope you and yours are enjoying this Easter season!
For more Easter fun like this, check out our Easter party plan. It can be used all at once for an awesome Easter party day. Or you could break it up and do one activity every day leading up to Easter - so fun!!