Inside: Looking for a toddler-friendly and sensory way to dye Easter eggs this year? Why not try this whipped cream dyed Easter eggs recipe!
Since Easter is a skip, hop and a jump away, I thought it would be appropriate enough to dye some Easter eggs with Lennox today.
Last year, we did the boxed Easter egg dye, and as much fun as Lennox might have had dying them, I was terrified that the dye would get everywhere.
That means I was on top of Lennox’s every toddler move, and his limited freedom resulted in toddler tantrums. Not very fun for both parties.
This year was much better because I decided to do a natural dye with whipped cream! Not only was it sensory and sugary fun for Lennox, but the set-up and clean-up were so easy!!!
Check out how we did our DIY toddler-friendly whipped cream dyed Easter eggs below!!!
Ingredients for whipped cream dyed easter eggs
- Whipped Cream
- Gel Food Coloring– I bought this set of 12, becuase there is so many fun kids’ activities that you can do with food coloring
Boil your eggs.
Once your water comes to a boil, boil your eggs for 7-10 minutes, depending on the size of the egg.
Once your eggs are done boiling, either let them cool, or replace water with ice water to chill them faster.
Soak your eggs in vinegar.
This step is important if you want the food coloring to stick to the egg. If not, your egg will be left with a very faded color of the dye.
While the eggs are soaking in vinegar, prepare the whipped cream dye.
To dye plain colors, use individual bowls and add a dollop of whipped cream to each. Then, add one or two drops of food coloring to each bowl. With a fork, blend the color with the whipped cream. To give it a tye-dye look do not blend it completely.
To dye with multicolors, cover a pan with whip cream. In sections, add food coloring and blend only into that section as you can see below.
Once your eggs are done bathing in the vinegar, dry them with a paper towel. Dump—or save the vinegar for future sensory play use— and put the eggs into the bowl.
Then, give them to your toddler and let the fun begin!
Lennox had so much fun rolling the eggs around in the whipped cream dye. He had even more fun licking his hands once he found out how scrumdiddlyumptious it was.
Once your toddler is satisfied with his work, or starts beating his eggs or throwing them around, place them into a bowl of cold water.
This step is important to seep the dye’s color into the egg’s shell.
Place your eggs in the refrigerator to dry.
There you have it, beautiful dyed eggs, with zero (or an easy-to-clean) mess. With these whipped cream dyed easter eggs, you won’t have to worrying about cleaning up dyed little fingers from all of the surfaces.
Instead you can sit back, and watch your toddler have some sweet and sensory fun with a beautiful outcome!
As always, thanks for reading. Let me know what you think of these whipped cream dyed eggs in the comments below. If you decide to do them, find us on Instagram or Facebook, and tag us using the handle #lorenaylennox. We would love to see your artwork!!!
Also, if you haven’t gotten your free Easter printables in Spanish yet, you can do so here. Even if you or your kiddos don’t speak Spanish, they are some fun activities that can occupy part of your day during these crazy quarantined times.