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Easy DIY Marbleized Easter Egg & Paper Idea (Fun for the Whole Family)

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.

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blue with red marbled Easter egg

Lessons learned while creating marbleized Easter eggs

  1. Shaving cream will result in 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.
  2. Eggshells are porous, again don’t eat the ones made with no edible materials.
  3. Leave the cool whip or shaving cream on as long as possible (like an hour for best results).
  4. I am still not sure if scraping off the extra gunk or washing quickly under the sink results in better colors.
  5. 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. 

easter eggs & paper marbleized with food coloring

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).

Yield: Faux Marbled Eggs and Fun Paper

Marbleized Easter Eggs and Paper

Marbleized Easter egg using cool whip or shaving cream

Learn how to marble paper or Easter eggs using shaving cream or Cool whip.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 5 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost under $5

Materials

Tools

  • Toothpick or fork
  • Cookie Sheet

Instructions

  1. 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)
  2. 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.food coloring cool whip and soaking Easter eggs
  3. Spread cool whip or shaving cream out on the cookie sheet.
  4. Drop food coloring on top of shaving cream or Cool Whip. food coloring dropped on shaving cream
  5. Take a toothpick or fork to swirl the dye around.
  6. Roll your egg in the mixture.
  7. Leave off to the side for at least an hour. The first egg, we only left for 15 minutes, however, barely any colored showed.rolled eggs in food coloring and shaving cream
  8. Either scrap off the extra or rinse quickly under the sink. (still not sure which is better)
  9. 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. 

  1. After you roll the eggs, get a 4 x 6” white paper. Place right on top of shaving cream or Cool Whip.White paper before DIY marble effect using shaving cream
  2. Lightly rub the back of the paper.hand rubbing the back paper into marbled shaving cream
  3. If all areas aren’t covered, you can always pick it up and rub again where there is more color.
  4. Remove paper.food coloring and shaving cream on paper
  5. Use cardboard to scrape off.cardboard scraping off marble shaving cream and food coloring
  6. Love your marbelized paper. 

Did you make this project?

Please leave a comment on the blog or share a photo on Pinterest

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.

You could then use the paint to create other fun watercolor projects with your kiddos! Watercolor is one of my favorite art materials for kids.

marbled eggs and paper using shaving cream or cool whip and food coloring

If you love creating fun artworks with materials you already have in you pantry, then you may love this easy rainbow project, too!

We just love when one simple project can turn into two projects. Get the whole family involved in creating these marbled papers and Easter eggs!

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Linda at Mixed Kreations

Friday 19th of March 2021

What a fun idea for kids! My grandkids would love this. Very clever idea using the shaving cream. Thanks for sharing! Pinning!

Erin

Friday 19th of March 2021

Hi Linda. I seemed to get better results on the eggs with shaving cream. I will say the eggs are a little tricky, but making marbled paper is super easy and fun!

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