As much as I love holidays and celebrating them in every way possible, I do not like dyeing Easter eggs. The cups of dye always spill or drip all over the place and one year Willa ate a dye tablet thinking it was candy. No joke.
This year I decided to try something different and we enjoyed it so much that I had to share with you. We made cool whip dyed eggs. It was so easy and so fun!
You will need: cool whip (completely safe and edible!), 9×13 pan, food coloring, gloves (optional), plastic spoons, hardboiled eggs in a container, and paper towels.
After you have boiled your eggs and you are ready to go, fill a 9×13 pan full of cool whip. I used three 8oz containers, but you could definitely get away with just using two of them. I poured the cool whip into a disposable pan for easy clean up. Drop different colored food coloring all over the cool whip and then stir it around with a plastic spoon, or anything else that will work to make the colors swirl. Be careful not to over mix. You want swirls of color, not brown cool whip – ew! Place your eggs down in the whipped topping. Turn them to make sure they get completely coated and then put them back into the egg carton to set. Let them sit at least 30 minutes. Pull the eggs out of the container, wipe them off with a paper towel, and ‘ooh’ and ‘ahh’ at all the beautiful colors!
Willa had a blast dyeing eggs this way. It was great fun to do it differently than we normally do. It was good sensory fun as well! Just be sure your kids are in play clothes because food coloring does stain.
I have seen some people do this method using shaving cream. I do not recommend that if you are planning on eating your eggs.
If you try this, post a pic to IG and tag me @abraggslife so I can see!
Hope your eggs are to ‘dye’ for!