Ever had a pinterest inspired attempt at a craft and fail? Guess which is mine?
It looked so beautiful, it sounded so easy ... anyway moving right along, I'm an OT - flexible, creative, adaptable ... the post is now called "Homemade sensory experience with colour!" See it sounds better already.
Here is what we did.
3. Use a toothpick to marble the food colouring into the shaving foam.
4. Roll the egg into the shaving foam mixture.
5. Place the shaving foam covered egg onto a tray with paper towel to dry for 30 minutes. Remove shaving foam with paper towel for final dyed eggs.
So our colour didn't really stick to the egg. There are probably a few good reasons - our eggs were still warm from being recently boiled and I think the original eggs were white and maybe blown out so they were lighter than the shaving foam...
Well we certainly made a good colour sensory mess and the kids loved it! They loved spraying the shaving cream, dropping the colour, mixing it with a toothpick and getting their hands into the mess. So as a homemade sensory experience with colour, it worked really well!
Have you had a Pinterest inspired fail? Have you got a tried and tested way of dyeing your eggs? Do your kids enjoy messy play?
Note: Shaving foam should not be consumed. Children should be supervised during this activity and it is not recommended for children less than 3 years of age. I would not recommend consuming the egg after this activity.
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Hi, I'm Cindy and I am an Occupational Therapist. I enjoy working creatively with children to see them reach their potential. Read more about me here.
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