How to Dye Easter Eggs with Shaving Cream
Get crafty this year and create the most gorgeous marbled Easter eggs with this shaving cream Easter egg method. Super fun for kids as they love shaving cream and they love to dye eggs! The perfect combination for an afternoon activity! It’s so easy, but the key is to wear gloves because otherwise your hands will be stained from the food coloring.
The most important step for successful marbled eggs is to soak your cooled hard-boiled eggs in white vinegar for a few minutes before you dye them.
This helps the color stick to the eggs. Once you are ready to start dying the eggs, simply spray shaving cream into a foil tin pan and make it smooth.
Add drops of food dye in any color arrangement you like. I chose pink and purple on one side and green and yellow on the other side.
Using a skewer or a long stick, swirl the colors together to create a marbled texture. If you want more than two colors, simply add more food coloring to create a new color or you can discard the shaving cream and start over with new color swirls.
Watch a video of how to dye easter eggs with shaving cream here:
A few lessons learned after doing this at home with my children – supervision is key.
Kids love shaving cream – the texture is really fun to play with, but the food dye is not diluted at all, so it will stain little fingers and hands.
While I was cleaning up after making the video below, my son thought it would be fun to add more purple food coloring to the pan and play with the shaving cream. He had no idea that his hands were being stained purple and would remain that way for a week! It was like Purplelicious for a boy!
I tried to remove the color with nail polish remover, vinegar, harsh scrubbing with soap and water and nothing helped.
The best way to remove the color from his hands was actually using a bit of olive oil on a paper towel and gently rubbing them. While it helped, he really did have purple hands for a week.
I did take a picture to post here, but it has mysteriously disappeared from my phone ;-).
Shaving Cream Marbled Easter Eggs
- shaving cream
- food coloring assorted colors
- hard boiled eggs
- 1 cup white vinegar
- paper towels
- foil pan
- Soak hard boiled eggs in white vinegar for 10-15 minutes, then pat dry.
- Spray foil pan with shaving cream and make smooth
- Add drops of food coloring to the pan and swirl the colors together to create a marbled texture
- add the dried eggs to the colors and gently roll to apply color. Leave the eggs in the shaving cream for a few minutes so that the color sticks to the eggs for more vibrant colors
- after 10-15 minutes, clean the eggs off with a paper towel and before serving, rinse with cold water to remove any excess food coloring from the eggs.
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