With Easter approaching I have put together my favorite two ways of coloring eggs. Have no fear they include minimal mess and both use safe ingredients for the little ones.

Recipe 1: Color Eggs with Whip Cream

Whip cream eggs

Skills Developed Targeted Senses
Fine motor skills and eye hand coordination Visual and tactile senses


  • 1 large tub of extra-creamy whipped cream or whipped topping such as Cool Whip
  • Gel or liquid food coloring ( gel food coloring has fun colors and makes brighter eggs)
  • Hard boiled white eggs
  • Distilled Vinegar

What to do:

  1. Mix few drops of food coloring with few drops of vinegar
  2. Spread whip cream into a shallow container
  3. In a separate container place your boiled eggs into vinegar for 2 min
  4. Take out the eggs and wipe dry
  5. Using a dropper, drip the colors across the whip cream
  6. Using a toothpick swirl the colors around
  7. Then place the egg into the colored whip cream and roll it around
  8. Once colored let it rest for around 10 minutes
  9. Wipe dry and voila! Beautiful eggs!

Recipe 2: Rice Colored Eggs

Rice eggs

Skills Developed Targeted Senses
Fine motor skills, bilateral coordination and eye hand coordination Visual and tactile senses


  • 4 cups of white rice
  • Food coloring
  • Hard boiled white eggs
  • Zip lock bags

What to do:

  1. Place 1 cup of rice in a zip lock bag
  2. Add food coloring
  3. Shake to mix the color
  4. Add hard boiled egg into the bag
  5. Shake & shake to color the egg
  6. That’s it!!!
  7. Repeat steps for each color.

Enjoy this video of Josh coloring his eggs using above strategies: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3nlFLNHsNs

Do you have any other favorite egg coloring strategies? Feel free to share them in the comments below.

~ Urszula

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