Like most of you I'm sure you have seen the posts on social media about using shaving cream and food coloring to dye your eggs for Easter this year, well we tried it! This activity is perfect for younger children. We even played in the shaving cream when finished with the eggs. What fun that was!
This morning after an amazing church service we ventured off to Wal-Mart to get our supplies for today's activity.
We boiled the eggs and let them dry off and cool completely before starting our activity. I recommend a thin layer of shaving cream to the aluminum pan and you can add as you go later on in the activity if needed. Add the different colors of food coloring and use the cotton swabs to mix it all around.
Little Lillian was such a sweetie this afternoon watching her sisters and cousins decorate eggs.
Ashton, Edith, Jane and Taylor all aging between two and five really enjoyed themselves. It was definitely a lot easier then the normal "old school" way of using the liquid dye. Although I think it was much messier, I didn't have to worry about them dropping it down into a cup, the egg breaking or the dye/vinegar splashing up into their faces.
After decorating the eggs we let them sit for about 15 minutes then rinsed them off with cold water. I would definitely recommend them sitting longer than that if you want a brighter color to your eggs.
So what are your Easter egg coloring plans this year? Will you follow the new trend with shaving cream, stick to the "old school way", use stickers or another tradition?
Happy Sunday! :D
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