How to dye easter eggs with cool whip or shaving cream (and make marbleized paper easily)
We love the idea of fun and easy marbelized Easter eggs. While it may be a little messier than your average Easter egg dying, but the results are endless fun.
At first, we wanted to try dying our Easter eggs using food coloring and Cool Whip (or you can make your own heavy whipping cream). I mean we have created that faux marble paint looks using spray paint on pots before, so how hard could this be…
So you will have to see our finished Easter eggs at the end of this post to see what you think. At first, I really loved the extra paper I made but did not think the eggs were as vibrant as they could have been.
But after looking at them later, they are still pretty cool. I am sure I will continue to experiment and update this post with other ways to create a faux marbleized egg, like some of these creative egg ideas.
Lessons learned while creating marbleized Easter eggs
- Shaving cream will result in a more vibrant color. However, you will have to decide if you need them to be food safe. Obviously eating shaving cream is a no-no.
- Eggshells are porous, again don’t eat the ones made with nonedible materials.
- Leave the cool whip or shaving cream on as long as possible (like an hour for best results).
- I am still not sure if scraping off the extra gunk or washing quickly under the sink results in better colors.
- Does red wine vinegar work the same as white vinegar soak? See my conclusion at the end. Apparently, you can soak your eggs in lemon juice or lime juice if you don’t have vinegar.
Cons to creating marbled Easter eggs using Cool Whip or shaving cream
The biggest con of doing this creative Easter egg project is that it is messy. However, you can limit the mess by working on a cooking sheet and covering your table with some newspapers or paper towels.
Just like with any other Easter egg dyeing project, if you do not want your hands to get messy, then you may want to wear latex gloves.
Our other questions about faux marbled Easter eggs
I wonder if you boil the eggs with the vinegar or make your own “dyes” by boiling food coloring and vinegar if that would work better. Possible ways we will try soon. Or if you are an Egg dying aficionado, you may know the answer…
So this will work with shaving cream and cool whip. I only wonder if over time the cool whip will get smelly. So if you want to save the paper, use the shaving cream (you will also get more vibrant colors).
- White Vinegar
- Food Coloring
- Cool Whip or Shaving Cream
- Optional: 4" x 6" Sturdy Paper
- Toothpick or fork
- Cookie Sheet
- Make hardboil eggs. We love making ours in the Instant Pot (seriously life-changing if part of your regular diet includes needed hardboiled eggs in your fridge at all times)
- Soak eggs in vinegar for 5 minutes. Yes, the first time I didn’t have white vinegar, so I soak them in red wine vinegar.
- Spread cool whip or shaving cream out on the cookie sheet.
- Drop food coloring on top of shaving cream or Cool Whip.
- Take a toothpick or fork to swirl the dye around.
- Roll your egg in the mixture.
- Leave off to the side for at least an hour. The first egg, we only left for 15 minutes, however, barely any colored showed.
- Either scrap off the extra or rinse quickly under the sink. (still not sure which is better)
- Enjoy your marbelized dyed eggs.
How to marble paper using shaving cream or cool whip mixture after eggs
No one wants to waste the opportunity to make something cool once you have already made a mess. These marbleized papers would make great Easter cards or even place cards for your dinner.
- After you roll the eggs, get a 4 x 6” white paper. Place right on top of shaving cream or Cool Whip.
- Lightly rub the back of the paper.
- If all areas aren’t covered, you can always pick it up and rub again where there is more color.
- Remove paper.
- Use cardboard to scrape off.
- Love your marbelized paper.
And if you only want to create marbelized papers, then you could also try liquid watercolor with shaving cream instead of food coloring. Here you will really get vibrant marbelized colors and kids love doing this together as well.
If you love creating fun artworks with materials you already have in you pantry, then you may love this easy rainbow project, too!