Easter egg dying is one of my favorite childhood memories from this holiday. The little tablets, the vinegar, the multi-colored cups! I loved it! I loved dying the eggs more than I loved hunting for them to be perfectly honest.
This year for our Easter egg dying I wanted to do something different because it’s Griffin’s first time. I saw a way to marble Easter eggs that used Barbasol or another brand of shaving cream and I thought, “How could I make this a little more child friendly?” Whipped cream! A delicious alternative to shaving cream! Not only did we have a great time dying our eggs, we had a blast sampling our dying substance.
- Hard boil your eggs. After they have cooled, submerge them in a vinegar bath for two minutes, rinse and set aside. (Vinegar helps with the vibrancy of the colors).
- Spread whipped cream into a shallow pan or a baking sheet.
- Add food coloring (I used gel colors) and spread them around with a toothpick or a spoon.
- Spread minimally so that you are able to get swirls of color and not just color blocks.
- Roll the eggs using a spoon into the colored cream. (One good roll will suffice to keep the colors from getting muddy).
- Let the eggs sit for 10 minutes to let the colors work their magic.
- Rinse in cold water (I accidentally used hot for two and the color really leeched away).
- Finally, crack and eat or put them in the refrigerator for later!