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How To Dye Easter Eggs With Shaving Cream

This fun Easter egg technique may be a little messy, but is so fun! You will love all the surprising ideas you can get using shaving cream or Cool Whip to dye Easter eggs.

blue with red marbled Easter egg

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We love the idea of fun and easy marbelized Easter eggs. We love painting decor items in fun ways and our kids love getting messy.

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…

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

  • Shaving cream will result in more vibrant colors. 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.
easter eggs & paper marbleized with food coloring

Cons Of Using Cool Whip Or Shaving Cream

  • It is messy.
  • Shaving cream is not edible.

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.

How To Use Create Marble Look On Eggs

Step 1: Hardboil Eggs

We love to use the Instapot for ours.

Step 2: Soak Eggs In White Vinegar

Soak eggs in white vinegar for 5 minutes. Pat off and leave to the side to dry.

Step 3: Add Shaving Cream To Cookie Sheet

Spread Cool Whip or shaving cream out on the cookie sheet.

Step 4: Add Food Coloring

A few drops of food coloring is all you need. Consider using colors that you know will mix well together.

hand adding food coloring to shaving cream on cookie sheet.

Step 5: Swirl Food Coloring With A Toothpick

Do not over-mix the colors.

swirled food coloring on shaving cream on cookie sheet.

Step 6: Roll Egg

This will be a little messy. Try to get the whole egg covered.

Here is what the mixture looks like after you pull the eggs off. You can keep rolling eggs on the mixture until the colors blend completely together.

yellow, blue and red food coloring marbled in shaving cream.

Step 7: Let Mixture Sit

Leave off to the side for at least an hour. The first egg was only left for 15 minutes and barely any colored showed.

shaving cream and food coloring mixture on 2 eggs.

Step 8: Scrape Off Shaving Cream

You can use a paper towel or even a little piece of cardboard. Don’t rub too hard or you may take of your dye.

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

See how we made DIY watercolor Christmas cards with a similar shaving cream technique.

How-To FAQs

What if I don’t have white vinegar to soak them in?

You can soak your eggs in lemon juice or lime juice if you don’t have vinegar. The red vinegar worked okay, but we wouldn’t recommend using it.

Can I use something else besides food coloring?

If you don’t plan on eating these eggs than liquid watercolors will give you more vibrant colors. We like this set of liquid watercolors.

Other Fun Crafts To Try

Follow us on Pinterest, Youtube or Facebook for more DIY inspiration!

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!

Marbleized Easter egg using cool whip or shaving cream

How To Dye Easter Eggs With Shaving Cream or Cool Whip

Learn how to marble paper or Easter eggs using shaving cream or Cool whip.
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Course: DIY & Family
Keyword: how to dye Easter eggs with shaving cream, marble Easter eggs
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 5 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Author: Erin
Cost: under $5

Equipment

  • Toothpick or fork
  • Cookie Sheet

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Instructions

  • 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.
    food coloring cool whip and soaking Easter eggs
  • Spread Cool Whip or shaving cream out on the cookie sheet.
  • Drop food coloring on top of shaving cream or Cool Whip.
    food coloring dropped on shaving cream
  • Take a toothpick or fork to swirl the dye around.
    swirled food coloring on shaving cream on cookie sheet.
  • Roll your egg in the mixture.
    yellow, blue and red food coloring marbled in shaving cream.
  • Leave off to the side for at least an hour. The first egg was only left for 15 minutes and barely any colored showed.
    rolled eggs in food coloring and shaving cream
  • Either scrape off the extra or rinse quickly under the sink.
  • Enjoy your marbelized dyed eggs.
    marbled eggs and paper using shaving cream or cool whip and food coloring
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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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