Egg dying

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Adapted version of egg dying using shaving cream.
Use whipping cream or squirty cream rather than shaving cream as it is leaves the eggs edible once peeled (if you are tempted to eat them!)


1 large can or large tub of extra-creamy whipped cream
GEL food colouring (or liquid) Gel works better and makes a brighter egg
Desired amount of hard boiled eggs to dye
Vinegar (Important. See below)

Gloves for the Beavers to wear!


Pour vinegar into a bowl. Submerge eggs in vinegar for about 2 minutes. Remove from vinegar and dry with a paper towel.
While eggs are soaking...
Spray or spread the whipped cream or squirty cream in a large dish with sides, or individual bowls.
Add food colouring
Mix food colouring (gel or liquid) with a couple of drops of vinegar. Drip food colouring liberally over the whipped cream, keeping a space of about 1 inch between drops.
Use a spoon to swirl the colours around the whipped cream. Don’t mix it up too much, you want dramatic swirls of colour!
Roll your eggs in the coloured cream, using the end of the spoon to nudge them. One complete roll is best, that way the colours don’t get muddy.
Let your eggs sit for at least 10 minutes, letting the food colouring do its magic. The longer you let them sit, the brighter your dyed eggs will be. Half an hour would probably be the longest they should sit for food safety!
Gently wipe your eggs clean with a paper or cloth towel or rinse them quickly under cool water.
Admire your beautiful eggs


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