Eggcitement is just too much! Tie Dyed Easter Eggs

On the way to the grocery store this morning, I broached the subject of unschooling with the boys and was surprised to find out that Ian and Evan both told me that unschooling is boring and they miss my planning lessons!

I was shocked!

I even said "so you want me to go back to planning lessons; like when I used to plan them and you complained about doing the work?" Ian sheepishly said "yes."  After more discussion I guess we've decided I will plan some lessons each day and leave them to unschool the rest of the time.

I mentioned that I while I had not started planning any lessons I had hoped to dye Easter eggs today once we got home and they were all excited. They were even more so once I told them we weren't going to be using a kit but some shaving cream and food coloring.
     
I had stumbled upon the idea of using shaving cream & liquid food coloring to make Easter eggs a while ago on Pinterest.

The boys loved swirling the colors but had a hard time not mixing them so much that they became muddy.

This was by far the most messy form of egg dying we've ever attempted.  Their hands (and even some parts of their arms) are stained with food coloring too!

But they loved it.

We set our eggs aside to dry for a few hours (or perhaps overnight since some had lots of shaving cream left on them) and we'll try rubbing the shaving cream/dye off later.

Using small disposable trays I gave each boy a huge dollop of shaving cream (if you would like to eat the eggs after dying I would suggest using whipped cream or cool whip).

They each dropped a few dots of a couple different colors of food coloring onto the shaving cream and swirled it around a bit with a wooden skewer.  Then they dipped their eggs into the shaving cream and swirled the egg all around.







 
 







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