This is how you can make some awesome marbleized looking Easter Eggs quickly and easily, without a lot of mess and spending a lot of money. Here’s what
Source: How to Make Shaving Cream Easter Egg Dye
I found a link on pinterest the other day that I just thought “Ooh, eggs and shaving foam”, pinning it for another day. Then I thought, let’s actually look at the method! It looks so, so simple. We’ve been planning on trying to make natural dyes (raspberries, coffee, etc) to paint some eggs here in school, but this method is much simpler and easier to put together.
In fact, I’ve put the ingredients on my shopping list to try at home!
Connections Academy – Online School for Grades K–12.
This would be really nice as part of the right geography/geology/earth science unit and maybe as an Easter fun session. I really like the try this idea of different types of salts and sugars. Could you add a different colour half way through the week? Would it all mix or one just grow on top of the other?
Glow Eggs ~ Growing A Jeweled Rose.
I’m always on the look out for fun things to do during or near to holidays. We always do something with iron filings for sparklers near Bonfire Night. We have a make your own copper wire Christmas Tree Buzzer game and Santa Sleigh fun experiments at Christmas.
How about Easter?
Well, Easter is all about the eggs, right? I think we’ve used STEM sessions to dye eggs with natural dyes and then we’ve done standard, run of the mill, egg drop sessions where you have to build a crash mat or parachute. What else can you do with eggs in science?
Apparently, make them glow in the dark! Growing a Jeweled Rose has done it and the photos on their blog are so gorgeous (I’m a sucker for anything “pretty”). They used fluorescent or glow in the dark paint (which I’m sure we have), water and vinegar. That was how they made their dye which could then theoretically be used on anything, but I’d keep for an Easter trial!
This is another fun science experiment that can easily be done at home, too.