Easter is almost upon us!
So I wanted to post a couple of photos of some out-of-the-box egg decorating I did with my girls in the past: Crackled Easter Eggs and Marbled Easter Eggs with Shaving Cream.
1. Crackled Easter Eggs
These looked pretty awesome. And they’re super easy.
Here’s the process: take some cooled hard boiled eggs and gently roll them on the counter to produce cracks all around while making sure the shell does not fall off of the egg.
Put the cracked egg in a little baggy and add a few drops of liquid food coloring. Make sure the color covers the entire egg and let sit for a half hour.
Peel the egg and rinse it in a colander, splashing it with a bit of white vinegar to help the color set.
And they’re perfectly safe to eat, which is kind of fun, too. My daughter really loved these; called them “dinosaur eggs.”
2. Marbled Easter Eggs with Shaving Cream
These are also a ton of fun for kids to make.
To create them, fill a pan with shaving cream and drop some liquid food color into the pan (I did red and blue in one pan and yellow and green in another). Gently swirl the colors with a toothpick or skewer, then roll the eggs in the shaving cream until covered.
Let the eggs sit on a paper plate or paper towel for 15 or 20 minutes, then wipe off the shaving cream.
Both projects are simple but fun. The only thing you have to watch out for is getting food coloring on your clothing, because it stains. I suggest having your kids wear aprons.