Easter Eggs dyed with shaving cream!
Yes! You read that title correctly. You can dye beautiful Easter eggs easily with… shaving cream.
Now, you may be wondering, “Why?”
Let’s face facts. Dyeing Easter eggs with little ones is always messy! Shaving cream actually makes this process a little easier and provides tactile sensory input which your little ones are sure to love.
Instead of dropping an egg into a cup of liquid dye, you simply place your egg onto a layer of shaving cream. No dropping means no broken egg shells and no concern with the dyes seeping into your hard-boiled eggs!
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Spoon, Fork, or another stirring utensil
Hard Boiled Eggs (for the PERFECT hard-boiled egg recipe- please check out my Free Resource Library)
Egg Dying Process
Begin by applying a layer of shaving cream to your cookie sheet. You will likely want to smooth this layer using the back of a spoon or spatula.
You may want to use a disposable cookie sheet or line your baking sheet with tin foil as a precaution. However, a thorough washing should eliminate any shaving cream residue.
Next, apply a few drops of your selected food coloring throughout the shaving cream layer.
Gently swirl the colors into a pattern.
The key to this process is that more dye will create darker, more vibrant colors. Remember though the more you mix, the more likely that you will create a solid color. Color choices are personal so you may want this effect.
Here you can see my son’s color choices. He enjoyed playing in the shaving cream more than he worried about the final color.
Once you have swirled your colors, simply lay the eggs into the shaving cream. You will get a more vibrant color by letting the egg sit in the dye for a longer time.
The method I found worked the best was to use my fork to mound up the shaving cream on the sides of the egg. Of course, I also scooped a bit onto the top so that the entire egg was covered.
You can leave your eggs in place on the pan during this dying process or remove them to a paper towel-lined holding area. Just remember to make sure the entire egg is still covered when removed.
Let the eggs sit a few minutes. One to three minutes should be plenty.
Then, simply wipe your eggs off using paper towels.
At this point, you may be highly tempted to rinse the shaving cream residue off under tap water. Please wait until the egg has fully air dried before doing this as the water will remove some of the dye.
Once your eggs are fully dried, simply store them in the fridge as you would regular hard-boiled eggs.
If you found this process interesting, you may also be interested in DIY Marbleized Paper using the same technique! Of course, if you’re all about Easter eggs at the moment, please see 15 Unique ways to decorate your Easter Eggs.
Egg dyeing is a fun family tradition. Who would have known shaving cream would dye such beautiful Easter Eggs?