Shaving Cream Dyed Easter Eggs
Easter eggs or spring eggs have been given as gifts to observe Easter or springtime for a considerable length of time. They have for quite some time been a symbol of the “start of life.” The pagans thought the egg was a symbol of the resurrection of the Earth and fertility, in festivity of the vernal equinox. The idea was later embraced by the Christians. The Easter egg tradition may also have developed as a festival of the end of Lent. They were taboo during Lent. Consumption resumed on Easter, the end of Lent. The egg is the most identifiable symbol of Easter. Easter eggs were initially painted with splendid colors representing spring and sunlight. Different cultures around the world received their own techniques for creating beautiful and one of a kind icons of fertility.
Eggs in Austria were designed with patterns by appending ferns and other small plants around the egg before bubbling. A white example would be left on the shells after the plants were evacuated. Hanacke kraslice, or Easter eggs from the Czech Republic, are decorated with straw. This method takes pieces of straw that are cut, curled and shaped and stuck to the eggs, framing different patterns. In the United States, eggs are normally colored with many different colors.