Coloring Eggs with Shaving Cream [PHOTO] [LIST]
When my Mom gets an idea in her head, she has to run with it and I like to think it's one of the amazing great qualities I get from her. This one was kind of out of the blue. She knew she wanted to color eggs this year but she had a whole new technique to try!
As long as I can remember, we've used those little colored pellets, put them in some vinegar, dipped some eggs and BOOM colored eggs. Sometimes we'd get super creative and add the art that is the white Crayola crayon or one year we even added foam stamping (we get crazy, I know).
This, the time of Pinterest, my Mother had it in her head that we had to try to paint Easter eggs with shaving cream. I know what you're thinking because I thought the same thing but apparently if you use shaving cream, it creates these beautiful patterns that you just can't get with the classic dip and dry.
This part is the same. Colored Easter eggs = hard boiled eggs or you'll get yolk on yourself
Get yourself a nice container of shaving cream. We decided on Barbasol. I have no idea if the brand matters, if the scent matters, if the color changes things. Either way, spray that shaving cream all over a cookie sheet.
Get a spatula and spread the shaving cream all over the sheet, so it's kind of even. It expands so as you move it, it moves by itself. We did it so there was about an inch thick of a layer.
This part online is SUPER vague so we weren't really sure the right technique. The goal is to get your Easter eggs to have a ton of different colors swirled so we used a ton of different colors, seemed logical.
We took a straw and swirled the food coloring all around. Ideally, the swirls you make are going to end up on your egg, but I learned quickly that you're just going to mess it up. Swirl it enough that the colors mix but don't get super crazy with it.
Grab rubber gloves and just kind of swirl the eggs all up in there. Don't worry about cleaning it off, just cover the egg in a ton of shaving cream and color and hope for the best.
Wait about 10-15 minutes, then take some paper towels, wipe off the shaving cream and hope for the best! Ours kind of ended up all the same general color. We may have done something wrong, either way..Pinterest Fail? Pinterest win? What do you think?
I mean, this was fun and everything but did you see the final product? Grab yourself some vinegar and pellets and don't waste your time here. HAPPY EASTER!