Since we are doing our best to use what we have at home (instead of shopping for things), I noticed that people had used Cool Whip and food coloring with great success for their Easter eggs.
First, I wanted to be sure that the hard boiled eggs were done well, so we could really consume them when we finished. (This is another reason why I used our Cool Whip instead of shaving cream.)
Directions to Perfect Hard-Boiled Eggs:
1. Fill a pan with water and set the stove burner to high. Bring water to a boil.
2. As soon as the water starts to boil, use a slotted spoon to place each egg into the boiling water. (Whenever I try to drop eggs without the spoon, they crack.)
3. Set a timer for 12 minutes and leave the stove burner on high to hard boil the eggs.
4. Have a mixing bowl of ice water ready. When the timer goes off, use the spoon to place each egg into the ice water. Use a timer to do this for one minute.
5. Remove them and place back in the egg carton. Then, I let them sit for a couple of hours.
My husband tried one and said they were great hard-boiled eggs.
Now, it’s time to dye those Easter eggs!
What do I need?
– Hard-boiled eggs (see directions above)
– Cool Whip (Shaving Cream but then, I would eat them.)
– Food coloring
– Glass plate (or plastic container or muffin tin)
– Plastic gloves 🧤 (optional)
– Egg container
Step 1: Cover a plate with the Cool Whip. (This is where you may want to use a container or muffin tin.)
Step 2: Add some food coloring. (Blakely was very generous with the green. I think you could use a few drops. In a muffin tin, you could mix the colors you wanted to get a variety.)
Step 3: Gently swirl/mix the colors. (I used the tip of the food coloring and rinsed it.)
Step 4: Take an egg and roll it until it’s covered by the Cool Whip and food coloring. Place them in an empty egg carton. (This is a great time to add gloves. Also, I would have new clothes on the kids. 😀)
Step 5: Place in the fridge for 30 minutes. (Even though we waited for about 40 minutes, we had one egg stay white. If you have time, let them stay a little bit longer.)
Step 6: Place a strainer in the kitchen sink and rinse the eggs. (You May want to wear gloves again, because I had to wipe some of it off even after rinsing well.)
Step 7: Finished! I hope you see beautiful, colored eggs!
The kids loved the results! So pretty!
I definitely want to do this again. It felt easier than some of the egg kits I’ve purchased.
What a great family activity!
Please let us know if you try this and show us how your eggs turn out!