Colourful Bouncy Eggs for Easter!

by Marshall Cavendish Education | Mar 29, 2018

April 1st marks the celebration of Easter in 2018, an annual holiday widely celebrated by Christians worldwide. Just in time for Easter, we’ve prepared this simple egg experiment that you can try with your child over this long weekend.


You can turn raw eggs in your kitchen into colourful bouncy Easter eggs! These colourful bouncy eggs are not only fun to play with, they also look great as an Easter DIY artwork! (Fun Fact! Did you know that Easter eggs are said to represent Jesus’ emergence from the tomb and resurrection?)In this science experiment, we will be experimenting with 4 different solutions to see how the raw eggs react to each of the solution. The solutions are mainly:


  1. Water
  2. Vinegar
  3. Vinegar with Food Colouring
  4. Vinegar with Highlighter Ink



Here is a list of materials you will need:


  • Eggs
  • Glass Jar / Cup
  • Water
  • Clear Vinegar
  • Food Colouring
  • Highlighter




Step 1: Fill a transparent cup half full of tap water and gently drop a raw egg in.



This serves as an experiment control, which is useful to help your child visualise and understand how water and vinegar have different effects on the egg.


Step 2: Fill a transparent cup half full of vinegar and gently drop a raw egg in the cup.




Step 3: Repeat step 2.  But this time round, try adding different food colouring or even highlighter ink into the cup of vinegar.