Instead of the coloring they used as Shannon posted that the color came off we tried food coloring, not the typical kind one gets from the grocery store. We tried food coloring made for air brushing food in metallic colors. We had gotten them at a great price for another project:
For this project one needs:
- Shaving Cream
- Food Coloring
- Hard Boiled Eggs (Crafting Eggs would be best for this project!)
- Tooth Picks
- Cooling rack
- Cookie sheet or plates
- Spray shaving cream on clean plate or pan.
- Drop colors on the shaving cream
- Use a tooth pick to swirl and move color
- Roll egg on colored shaving cream
- Place egg on cooling rack to dry over night
- Use clean paper towel to dry egg carefully
After reading that the color might not stick we tried dipping half the eggs in vinegar to see if that would help any. It did not help.
I had called this a Pinterest Fail -Kind of- (edited)
I had called this a pinterest fail because for one, when you use the shaving cream that is full of chemicals, the eggs are no longer edible for one. For another, the effect is rather disappointing. When cleaning off the egg is it near impossible not to make the eggs more a mess and rub some color off. The eggs are left sticky no matter what we did and the color continued to come off if at all touched.
This is only a fail though if like me you fail to notice that the eggs used on the original post for these used WOODEN EGGS and to keep the color they sprayed them with a sealant making them wonderful toys for the kids specially this time of year. Maybe if we sprayed them they wouldn’t be sticky right? So we need to do this again with wooden eggs.
Maybe you can think of a better way to do this?
On my facebook wall friends have suggested spray whipped topping and gelatin as other ways to try this on real eggs!