Simple Science: Colored Rubber Eggs

Colored Rainbow Eggs Experiment
Still have left over Easter eggs?  Turn them into rubber eggs!  The eggs go for a soak in vinegar for 2-3 days and the outer shell dissolves, leaving a rubber like skin that can bounce!  Find out more about this experiment here!

Materials ready!  We're using neon food coloring!
Fill the cups with vinegar and add in the food coloring.
Gently add in the eggs and let them start soaking!
These eggs have been soaking for about a day!  Just a bit longer to go!
Time to take the eggs out!  The colors are SO neat!
One downside to using the food coloring in this experiment is that the dye comes off easily on your hands.  It would be good to soak some eggs in plain vinegar without the food coloring.  Then the kiddos could handle the egg much more!
You can give the eggs a gentle bounce!
But don't bounce too hard!  Oops!

Want to pair this experiment with a book?  Try The Pinkish, Purplish, Bluish Egg!
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Here's the recording sheet we used! Click the pic to download a copy!

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