It hardly seems like it's time for my favorite holiday, but it'll be here in just a few days. Egg coloring at our house can be a little hit or miss. Caroline likes dipping eggs in all of the colors, so they all end up kind of brown. Not the most festive!
But I saw how you can use shaving cream or whipped cream to help color eggs and thought we'd try it. Originally it was shaving cream, but then I read about how egg shells can be porous and how whipped cream would be better. So first I hard boiled a dozen eggs. (12 is about all we can handle with our attention span)
I put some cool whip a couple of inches deep in a Tupperware container. Then I squirted a few dots of food coloring in it. (I use gel food coloring, but I'm sure that the regular liquid would work just as well). Caroline then took a toothpick (could also use a Popsicle stick) and swirled it around.
I then placed the egg in the goo and Caroline rolled it around with a large spoon. She really enjoyed this part, and would take her time getting each egg to look just right. I ended up using two tubs of Cool Whip, which was about right, but a third would have allowed for a little more creativity with colors. And it seemed like I got a fresh container and cool whip for every third egg.
Voila! A dozen eggs dyed and ready for Easter! This was a great project for my crafty little girl - she enjoyed every step and can hardly believe how beautiful her eggs turned out!