A fun activity which can be adapted to suit all ages.
We always recommend adult supervision.
Uses shaving foam, food colours, hard boiled eggs. We definitely advise wearing disposable gloves unless you don’t mind your fingers looking like the eggs themselves!
We use hard boiled cracked eggs. The colour can’t penetrate the shell but stains the egg white because it, like your fingers, is a protein! Thus the spidery pattern.
The unde-fives will love playing with the shaving foam.
Older children will take up the challenge to try out different ways to colour the eggs. Onion skins are good. (Boil them in a little water before adding the cracked eggs.) Frozen fruits of the forest and fresh berries give varying degrees of pink and purple. (Simply leave the cracked hard boiled eggs in the fruit mixture overnight)
Everyone will find the video fun!
Please note that the colouring does fade so if you want them for Easter morning don’t make until the day before and then peel on Easter Day.