Under whelmed by eggs

2 Mar

The Easter bunny has ambitious plans this year. After seeing so many beautiful ideas for dying, painting and decorating eggs, I decided that I would try a few, but then I thought “What kid wants a bunch of hard boiled eggs for Easter?”the answer of course is none. So then, thanks to Martha Stewart, I have found a recipe for filling egg shells with chocolate. So this is my ambitious plan, and Mr 4, who helped me decorate some eggs thinks the Easter Bunny is coming to pick them up and will return them to us filled with goodness, so lets hope that I can pull it off. I chose two different styles of decorating the eggs, a marbled style and a stripey dyed style. You could choose to to this to boiled eggs, but due to my future plans for these eggs I blew out the insides of them. To do this you just pierce the top and bottom and blow. I also then boiled them in vinegar and water to sterilise them which also took of the brown layer of egg shell to reveal a lighter colour.

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We started with 6 eggs, 3 for each style. for the marbled ones we used food colour and shaving cream.

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We spread the shaving cream over a plastic plate and dropped some food colouring onto it, then Mr 4 swirled the colours around with a skewer to create the marbled pattern.

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Then we rolled the eggs around in the shaving cream to transfer the pattern onto the shell, we then placed them on a clean plastic plate to dry, you need to leave the foam on the egg to give the shell a chance to soak in the dye.

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For the stripey ones we used food colouring and plastic cups.

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We put some dye in the bottom of the cups and at several intervals we added water to the cups until the eggs were covered. This, apparently is meant to give a stripey, graduated colour effect.

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I added these eggs to the plastic plate with the others to dry out. During the drying two eggs were blown off the bench by a gust of wind and met their demise.

Here is the final product

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To be honest I Cant tell the difference between the two styles, the stripey eggs did not turn out the way I had envisioned. Although I am a little less than pleased with the way they turned out, Mr 4 was more than happy with them and I guess that is what is important, maybe it will just take some more practice to perfect them.

Now the Easter bunny just has to come to collect them, lets hope she has success carrying out her ambitious plans.

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2 Responses to “Under whelmed by eggs”

  1. clairelouise82 March 4, 2013 at 1:20 am #

    I think they look lovely. The shaving foam sounds a good sensory activity. I’d really like to follow on your ambitious plan to see how you fill with chocolate as its a fantastic idea. Thanks… Claire Louise (http://mummyofmanytalents.wordpress.com)

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