Marbling eggs using whipped cream and food coloring is a great project for your little one, and the results are downright gorgeous!
Hint: You and your child should both wear disposable gloves to prevent your fingers from getting stained with food dye.
What You'll Need
- Hard boiled eggs (as many as your wish)
- Vinegar (enough to submerge your eggs)
- A shallow container
- Whipped cream
- Food coloring (neon, if you can get it)
- A toothpick or chopstick
- Disposable gloves (optional)
What to Do
Step 1: Soak your eggs in vinegar for five minutes. (Show your child the carbon dioxide bubbles that form on the shells, from the chemical reaction between vinegar and egg shells.)
Step 2: Spread a layer of whipped cream across the bottom of your shallow container, and then drip your food coloring intermittently over the whipped cream.
Step 3: Swirl the drips into patterns using a toothpick or chopstick.
Step 4: With gloves on, remove your eggs from the vinegar; blot them with a paper towel and roll them through the dyed whipped cream. Place the eggs on a plate to dry.
Step 5: When the eggs are dry, wipe the excess whipped cream and color from the shells.
The Science Behind the Fun
Featured Photos Credit: Liz Heinecke