This week on Mess It Up With Megan we are going to be making bouncing Easter eggs. All you will need for this experiment is eggs, vinegar, and food coloring.
There are two different ways you can make them. For the more sturdy of the two, you will need to place the egg in a pot and bring the water to a boil. After the water begins to boil, you will need to turn off the element and all the egg to sit in the water between ten and twenty minutes. Do not remove the shell after you remove the egg from the water.
After that, you will need to pour vinegar into containers and place the regular egg and the hard-boiled egg in separate containers. Make sure that the vinegar is covering the top of each egg. If you would like, you can add color to your eggs by using around ten drops of food coloring. Place the lids on the containers and cover them with a cloth.
The eggs will need to sit in the vinegar anywhere from 24 to 72 hours. For the best results, just leave the eggs in the containers for three days.
After three days. you will then need to rub the shell off of the eggs and wash them in cold water. Allow the eggs to dry or pat them dry.
Then you can test them yourself! In my experiment, the regular egg did not hold up so well while the hard-boiled egg didn’t break and did have a bit of a bounce.