Our kids enjoy making Easter Eggs every year, so we try to make each time decorating eggs more memorable and unique. This year I asked my friend Megan from MnMSpecial to share a fun Easter post with us and she nailed it with one of the cutest Easter Egg Ideas I have seen. (She’s brilliant like that.)
I grew up coloring Easter Eggs at my mother’s orange Formica snack bar. She set out cups of vinegar and colored tabs for me to dip until my heart’s content. I’m pretty sure my mom grew up coloring eggs too, just like her mother before her. Actually, coloring Easter Eggs is an age old tradition that began centuries ago.
My mother has always been amazing. She let us be messy and make messes without fear. Me, on the other hand, have a very hard time letting my kids make a mess. It must skip a generation.
I have never let my kids decorate Easter Eggs with a cup of colored dye because it freaks me out. Last year I noticed all my friends posting shaving cream dyed eggs. I love eating hard boiled eggs, so the thought of putting a soapy type product on my eggs just felt wrong.
Egg shells are porous and I am not about to take chances on tasting a soapy egg. My grandmother once made a cake from a box that was sitting near a box of laundry detergent. You just can’t untaste those things. I realized that food safe products could be used with the same effects. Plus I loved the idea of not having a cup of colored liquid to spill all over the floor.
Marbled Whipped Cream Dyed Easter Eggs
You will need:
Whipped cream topping
Food safe coloring (I used food gel)
Hard boiled eggs
Step 1 – Spread whipped topping out into a baking sheet.
Step 2 – Drop colors of dye randomly onto the whipped topping and swirl with a fork or toothpick. Be careful to keep certain colors away from each other like yellow and purple because it makes brown.
Step 3 – Put on gloves and roll eggs in the colored cream until fully covered. Set aside on a rack for 5 to 10 minutes for color to transfer.
Step 4 – Rinse eggs, dry and refrigerate until ready to use.
I won’t lie, it’s messy, but it is a controlled messy. We used disposable food gloves to roll the eggs in the whip cream dye. I also had the youngest two shirtless because they kept leaning into the pan. They all had fun putting eggs into their favorite swirls of color and having Deviled Eggs for the first time.
What is your favorite way to eat hard boiled eggs after Easter?
Here is another great post with Easter Crafts For Kids