How to Dye Eggs with Shaving Cream for Pretty Marbled Easter Eggs

Shaving cream Easter eggs might be the best egg decorating hack we've seen! Create marbled Easter eggs with shaving cream in just minutes.

Project Overview
  • Working Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Skill Level: Kid-friendly
  • Estimated Cost: $10

Skip the store-bought kits this year and dye eggs with shaving cream to create marbled Easter eggs. Use shaving cream and food coloring to create a gorgeous design that easily transfers to the surface of hard-boiled eggs. It's easier than it looks! So gather your little bunnies and spend the afternoon dyeing Easter eggs—you'll love how they turn out!


If you plan to eat the decorated eggs, just swap the shaving cream for whipped cream. Substitute a store-bought packaged whipped cream instead of shaving cream for beautiful edible eggs. Just remember to store them in the refrigerator.

What You'll Need

Equipment / Tools

  • Small saucepan
  • Bamboo skewers
  • Large bowl
  • Shallow pan
  • Rubber gloves


  • Eggs
  • White vinegar
  • Shaving cream or whipped cream
  • Food coloring
  • Bowl of water
  • Paper towels


bowl of decorated eggs with swirled effect
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Follow these easy instructions to learn how to dye eggs with shaving cream to create beautiful Easter eggs. You should be able to finish in under an hour.

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    Prepare Eggs

    Start this easy Easter craft by preparing a batch of hard-boiled eggs. When the eggs have cooled, place them in a large bowl of vinegar. Let the eggs soak for 20 minutes to allow the dye to adhere more permanently to the shells in Step 3. Next, fill a shallow glass baking dish with a thick layer of shaving cream; we used plain drugstore shaving cream. Spray the shaving cream to cover the bottom of a pan with a layer about an inch thick.

    To make whipped cream dyed eggs, spread a layer of non-dairy whipped topping in the bottom of your pan about an inch thick. Follow the rest of the instructions to make dyed eggs with shaving cream or whipped cream eggs.

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    Add Color to Shaving Cream

    Generously place drops of food coloring on top of the shaving cream; we used a two-color combination for each set of eggs. You can use one color combination for the whole pan, or divide the pan of shaving cream into halves or quarters to create more color combinations. When most of the surface is covered with food coloring, drag a bamboo skewer across the top of the shaving cream to swirl and marble the colors.

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    Roll Eggs

    When the colored shaving cream is ready, put on a pair of gloves to protect your hands from the dye. Pick up a hard-boiled egg and set it gently on the surface to dye the eggs with shaving cream. Slowly roll the egg over the surface so the colored shaving cream completely coats the egg's shell. Place the egg on a paper towel and let dry for 20 minutes—don't wipe off any shaving cream until the egg has completely dried. Repeat this process with as many hard-boiled eggs as you'd like to color, reusing the colored shaving cream mixture.

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    Clean and Display

    To clean the dried shaving cream eggs, carefully dip each egg into a bowl of water. The water will remove the excess shaving cream while leaving the colored design on the egg's shell. Next, pat each egg dry with a paper towel, but be careful not to rub or wipe the egg's surface, as this might smear or remove the dye from the shell. Add the eggs to a colorful display when each shaving cream egg has been cleaned and dried. To add sheen to the finished shaving cream Easter eggs, rub them with a bit of vegetable oil.

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