Yesterday we did the most lovely and simple of activities which has proven so popular and so many have asked how we did it. Really very simple and enjoyable for all ages. We made frozen nature eggs.
All you need is eggs, and cold water. We also used flowers and food colouring too. The flowers were not picked as the bees need them more than us but we saved them from the mower and tractor in the fields.
I cracked the eggs very carefully leaving just a small hole in the top, enought for the egg to pour into a bowl to make scrambed eggs.
I put the shells to one side and after breakfast we gathered the flowers and leaves. We also found some old dried herbs and food colouring to add.
The flowers, herbs and food colour were added first, we filled roughly half the egg shell up. The cold water was added to each egg untill full to the brim.
We left in the box in the freezer for most of the day and had several checks on them throughout the day.
When they felt solid we removed from the freezer for peeling. The only thing I would warn is that when peeling the eggs with the food colouring we ended up with very red hands from the colouring!
The end result was really quite effective, so much so that my daughter wanted to keep them so they have gone back into the freezer for another day.
If you like this post have a look at the lollies we made..http://earthbasedfun.com/creations/fruit-juice-and-lolly-pops/