Have you always wondered how to dye Easter eggs with shaving cream? It’s pretty easy and fun! Shaving cream dyed Easter eggs is a great way to dye eggs with toddlers and kids of all ages.
I’ve always enjoyed dying Easter eggs, even past my childhood. It’s a great excuse to get crafty, and it’s a craft that is edible! Boiled eggs are a staple in my house so dying them is just an added bonus to the holiday.
Who knew shaving cream Easter eggs were so easy?
No, it’s not a mess free activity, but it is a great way to dye eggs with kids. Need more ideas for easy decorating ideas for Easter eggs? Read this post.
Materials to Dye Eggs with Shaving Cream
Most likely you already have all of these materials for shaving cream dyed eggs in the house.
Here is a complete material list:
- Eggs- either boiled or plastic eggs made for dyeing
- Foam shaving cream (gel shaving cream will not work)
- Food coloring- check out the all natural kind here
- Jellyroll pan, baking dish, or cupcake pan
- Paper towels
- White vinegar for more vibrant eggs
How to Make Shaving Cream Dyed Easter eggs
Step 1: Soak the eggs in vinegar for 5 minutes (optional)
You don’t have to soak your eggs in vinegar, but if you do, the dye will be more vibrant.
A little presoak of 5 minutes is all it takes to help the dye stick to the egg better. And yes, you can dye brown eggs! Why not? It’s still tons of fun. But definitely use the vinegar for brown eggs as the dye will not show off well without the vinegar.
Step 2: Fill a baking sheet, jellyroll pan, dish etc. with a layer of shaving cream
Step 3: Dot the shaving cream with generous drops of food coloring.
Add very generous drops to get vibrant eggs. Less drops will result in a muted watercolor look.
Step 4: Swirl the food coloring with a toothpick.
Step 5: Roll eggs around in the shaving cream and food coloring for adorable shaving cream dyed Easter eggs.
Okay, maybe not super adorable. The kids did make these without much help from us!
Step 6: Move to an empty egg carton and let dry for a couple of hours
From there you can wipe the shaving cream off with a paper towel or even wash them. I love how the ones pictured below are muted since they only sat for a little bit.
Can you Dye Brown Eggs with Shaving Cream?
Absolutely! Shaving cream eggs aren’t limited to white eggs. While white eggs will be more vibrant, it’s just as fun to dye brown eggs for Easter.
Here’s a little tip: make sure to soak them in vinegar for at least 5 minutes before dyeing. This will help the dye look a lot more vibrant.
Can You Dye Fake Eggs?
Ready to have your mind blown? You can dye fake eggs!
Let me say that again. You can dye fake eggs that you can use year after year. How cool is that?
I buy mine from Walmart every single Easter for a little under $2 for 12. I stock up early- right after Valentine’s Day because they run out quickly. Can’t make it to Walmart? Head to Amazon to see the current best prices on fake eggs that you can dye.
Can You Eat Shaving Cream Dyed Eggs?
Sadly, I wouldn’t recommend it. Egg shells are semipermeable which means anything on the outside can technically get through. That means the chemicals from the food coloring and the shaving cream will most likely be in your eggs.
Since I’m super eco-friendly and against food waste, this makes me sad. It’s another reason I prefer dying fake eggs. Yes, I realize the fake eggs are plastic which is awful for the environment, but we all have our soap boxes. Mine happens to be food waste.
Safer Alternatives to Shaving Cream Dyed Eggs
If you don’t want to risk eating shaving cream dyed eggs, try dyeing eggs with all natural food coloring and whipped cream. It’s a simple and safe alternative that makes the eggs so much safer to eat!
Shaving Cream Eggs are a Family Tradition
We’ve been doing this for nearly 4 years now. It started when Robert was 1. See how little he was?
Actually, I’m not sure who had more fun, Tom or Robert?
Now Robert is the big brother helping his siblings and uncle dye eggs. He’s gotten so much bigger!
It’s always fun to make shaving cream Easter eggs, even if they don’t turn out beautiful!
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