I am sure many of you have had the shaving cream method of dyeing Easter eggs pop up in your newsfeed this week. As a child photographer it looked like a great activity to capture while the kids had a bit of fun. It has been raining all day trapping us inside, so the kids were clambering to do something different.
First thing you should know (if you don’t live in Australia) is that Australian chickens lay brown eggs. You can find white eggs at Easter at some specialty shops but I haven’t sought them out. The brown eggs do not take up color like the white ones, but they do look a bit more like Autumn and Easter is an Autumn holiday here. I had read that this way of dyeing eggs was a bit less messy than cups filled with coloured liquid that could tip over in a second. Knowing my two munchkins and their propensity for mess, I was skeptical. I dressed them in old clothes anyway and we set up a table outside on the balcony. And I am sure glad I did. The kids had such fun colouring the shaving cream, mixing it, rolling the eggs, and slathering it everywhere they could reach! I literally had to cut their clothes off when they were done. Our eggs didn’t turn out as beautiful as the ones I had seen, but the kids loved them and were very proud. Plus they smell great and are super smooth – thanks to the shaving cream. I might just hunt down white eggs next year but for now, this little activity/photography shoot was a big success! Happy Easter!
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