I have a very long history with egg dying failures. I was rather dubious about doing this shaving foam dyed eggs craft as it is the sort of thing that never seems to work for me. My first few attempts didn’t work at all, but I am not one to give up. After a few tweaks, I think I may have figured it out.
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To make these shaving foam dyed eggs you will need:
- Shaving foam
- Food colouring
As warning, this shaving foam dyed eggs craft is incredibly messy. YC and I actually wore disposable gloves (that we happened to have lying around) to do this. I still managed to dye my hands a multitude of colours, but at least it was slightly less than usual.
Before you start setting up the tray of shaving foam add your eggs to bowl of vinegar and leave them submerged for a few minutes. I have found that this helps the colouring to stick. When I didn’t soak them the food dye came right off.
While your egg is in the vinegar set up your tray. Cover the tray with a layer of shaving foam. You can smooth it over, but I don’t really see the point of that. Next add drops of your food colouring over the shaving foam. YC used a tooth pick to swirl the colours together. Just be careful you don’t mix it too much, or you will end up with a brown colour.
Take the eggs out of the vinegar and dry them off.
Then roll the eggs in the shaving foam, making sure that they get completely covered. Leave them to sit in it for at least 10 minutes. We left ours in there a lot longer than that, it just gave the colour more time to sink in.
To remove the excess shaving foam you can either wipe it off or rinse it quickly under some cold water. We tried both ways and found rinsing it was the quickest and easiest way to get rid of the shaving foam.
We found that the colours weren’t a vibrant as other ways of dying eggs, but it was still a fun Easter craft that YC really enjoyed doing. BB also tried to take part, unfortunately he hasn’t learnt to handle the eggs gently and ended up dropping his.
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