Shaving Cream Easter Eggs

5 Materials
20 Minutes

With Easter right around the corner, I'm reminded of one of my most favorite childhood pasttimes - dying Easter eggs! This year, I'll be trying various methods with my own kids and this shaving cream method is easy and cheap! Now, who doesn't like that? Now, grab your eggs, a little dye and a cheap ol' can of shaving cream (not gel) and get started!

shaving cream easter eggs


- Shaving Cream (NOT Shaving Gel)

- White Hard boiled Eggs

- Food & Egg Coloring

- Paper Towel

- Toothpick

- Glass Dish

shaving cream easter eggs

Step 1: Fill the bottom of your dish (about 1" high) with shaving cream.
shaving cream easter eggs

Step 2: Smooth out the shaving cream with your hand.

shaving cream easter eggs

Step 3: Put a few drops of food coloring into the shaving cream. You can use a few different colors if you'd like your egg to be multicolored.

I would suggest sticking to 2 or 3 shades maximum, or you'll end up with a brown or black egg.

shaving cream easter eggs

Step 4: Using a toothpick, draw lines through the dye drops up/down and back/forth throughout the shaving cream.

shaving cream easter eggs

Step 5: Roll your egg through the shaving cream .

shaving cream easter eggs

Keep rolling - it's going to be quite messy and will be submerged with shaving cream and dye!

shaving cream easter eggs

Step 6: Set aside your shaving cream and dye soaked eggs for about 5-10 minutes. They will start to dry up slightly.

shaving cream easter eggs

Step 7: Take one of your eggs and rub off all of shaving cream remanence with a paper towel.

shaving cream easter eggs

Your results will reveal marbled or tie-dyed style easter eggs! For more vibrant tones, I would suggest using neon food coloring. I opted for a more pastel look.

shaving cream easter eggs

Fill your easter basket centerpiece with your eggs and have fun creating all different types of color variations. Happy Easter everyone!

Suggested materials:

  • Food & Egg Coloring  (Target)
  • Glass Dish  (On-Hand)
  • Toothpick  (On-Hand)
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  • Denise
    on Apr 7, 2017

    Did you end up with pretty pastel fingers and hands too?
  • Peggy Comer
    on Apr 11, 2017

    I am guessing you cannot eat these ...?
    • Jewellmartin
      on Mar 25, 2018

      The colors permeate the shells. I blew the insides of my eggs by tapping a hole at each end using the tip of a steak knife. Then I had 4-8-year-olds roll the eggs. I will certainly use the insides of the eggs for a quiche. Julien K., your eggs are beautiful! ☺️

  • Amanda Rael Wagner-Duley
    on Apr 17, 2017

    Hi Julien, we did this tied dyed eggs, had fun, looked great! What can I do with them now? We did 24 eggs, now I have eggs with shaving cream on them. What do you do w/your eggs?

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