Pastel Pollock-inspired Easter Eggs
Easter is such a fun holiday, especially when you get to enjoy it with your family. My girls and I usually decorate our eggs with a spin-art technique. In the past, we’ve used a special device that holds an egg while you decorate with markers or paint brushes. Another spin-art technique requires no special equipment; just eggs, paint, and a salad spinner! Place a few eggs in your salad spinner (not too many, you don’t want to overcrowd it.) Then splatter paint over the eggs. Now spin! When complete, dry the eggs on parchment or butcher paper.
ProTip: If you are using different colors, use a paper towel in between spinning to remove excess paint from the inside of the salad spinner so each color stands out on your eggs!
This year we are going to try the Cool Whip dying trend that’s taking over the Internet. The end product: swirly-twirly galaxy eggs that are totally out of this world! Here’s what you’ll need via spendwithpennies.com:
- 1 large tub of Cool Whip
- Food coloring. Gel works a little better and makes a brighter egg, but liquid is fine!
- Infinite hard-boiled eggs to dye
- Baking pan with sides.
- Vinegar (super important!)
Spread the Cool Whip on the baking pan. When adding food coloring there’s a couple things to keep in mind:
If you use liquid coloring, mix food coloring with a couple of drops of vinegar. Drip food coloring freely over the whipped cream, keeping a space of 1 inch between drops.
If you use gel coloring, mix a little bit of gel coloring with a few drops of vinegar. Drip food coloring liberally over the whipped cream, keeping space between drops. Swirl slightly with a toothpick.
Use a spoon to swirl the colors around the whipped cream. Do not mix too much! You want color blending to be minimal. Next, pour vinegar into a bowl and submerge eggs for about 2 minutes. Remove and dry with a paper towel. Roll your eggs in the colored cream, using a spoon to move them along. To prevent the eggs from getting muddy, do only one complete roll through the Cool Whip. In order for the food coloring to do its magic, let the eggs sit for about 10 minutes. The longer you let them sit, the brighter your dyed eggs will be. However, if you plan on eating them later do not surpass 30 minutes without refrigeration. Finally, gently wipe your eggs clean with a paper or cloth towel or rinse them quickly under cool water.