Have you ever tried dyeing Easter eggs using whipped cream? After seeing a few posts on Pinterest using shaving cream, I wondered if I could swap 'em. I liked the idea of an alternative fun-but-messy way to dye hard boiled eggs, but I wasn't completely convinced it was toddler-friendly.
Well, at least not MY toddler friendly.
How to Dye Easter Eggs with Whipped Topping – Toddler Friendly!
Rissa loves doing arts and crafts. Unfortunately, it's hard to give her a space to create without Xander trying to join in. Most of the materials she can work with are too small or otherwise unsafe for him since he still puts everything in his mouth. Rissa was like that too, so it's a huge step for her to be trusted with new crafting materials.
At least I know X will eventually stop trying to eat everything. (Well, she still puts her mouth on some things she shouldn't, but it seems to be a “kid thing.” Overall, I know giving her an art project isn't a choking hazard.)
Anyway, so after thinking these shaving cream Easter eggs by A Thirty Mom looked fun, we attempted our own.
I spread a layer of whipped topping in the bottom of a glass baking dish. Then I squirted a few drops of food coloring in random places. Using a knife, I gently swirled the colors through the whipped topping.
I placed the dish in front of the kids and showed them how to roll an egg around, coating it in whipped cream.
Xander sampled it.
Rissa had fun rolling her eggs around in it.
Xander continued to eat it.
After letting the eggs sit for about 10 minutes or so, I donned a pair of rubber kitchen gloves while I wiped the eggs off with paper towels. This was kind of a pain in the butt. Plus, I went through more paper towels than I would have liked.
The colors weren't amazing, but they were decent. Before all the colors blended together, we created a few with varying color patterns. With some tweaking and experimenting, I'm sure we could have some vibrantly colored eggs.
All of us had to deal with dye-stained fingers for a day or so, except Xander…around his mouth was stained! So, as long as you don't mind if your toddler eats whipped topping and food coloring, then it's toddler-friendly.
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