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Looking for a fun and creative way to dye Easter eggs this year? Check out this easy shaving cream method! It's simple and affordable, and the results are beautiful. Plus, kids will love getting messy with this activity. So gather your supplies and get ready to Dye Easter Eggs with Shaving Cream (Tip: get your camera ready!).
How to Dye Easter Eggs with Shaving Cream
Dyeing Easter eggs is a tradition for many families. It's so much fun and the results are amazing!
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What is the best food coloring to dye Easter eggs?
We recommend these from Amazon. They have never led me wrong and we use them for everything. There is a liquid food coloring and a gel version as well. Mixing with shaving cream your best option would be liquid.
What do you do with the dyed eggs after Easter?
In my house, we use the dyed eggs for a hunt on Easter morning. You could also turn some into Deviled Eggs for Easter Dinner. These turn out really neat as once peeled the egg whites are dyed so it brings a pop of color to your dinner table.
How do you get food coloring off your hands?
There are a few ways to get food coloring off your hands. One is to use soap and water – just make sure to wash your hands thoroughly. Another option is to use a vinaigrette or olive oil as a solvent. Simply apply the oil to your hands, rub it in, and then wipe it off with a paper towel. Finally, you can also use lemon juice as a natural solvent. Just apply the lemon juice directly to your hands, let it soak in for a few minutes, and then rinse it off with water.
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Utensils needed for Shaving Cream Easter Eggs
Silicone Mold or Cupcake Pan– Cupcake pans are made of high-quality material that ensures even baking and browning. It is also non-stick, so your cupcakes will easily release from the pan. Plus, the pan is easy to clean, so you can enjoy your cupcakes worry-free.
Baking Sheets – This is a must-have for all of your kitchen needs! This durable sheet is made from heavy-duty aluminized steel that guarantees even heat distribution and prevents warping. It also has a non-stick coating that ensures quick and easy release of your baked goods. Plus, the edges are rolled to provide extra strength and make storage simple.
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Paper Towels – These paper towels are essential household cleanup items that can make all the difference in your home. These crafted simple yet effective paper towels are a super absorbent material so they can quickly and easily soak up spills, messes, and other liquids without leaving a trace. No more scrubbing or having to use up those extra cloths.
What you need to make Easter Eggs with Shaving Cream
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How to make Easter Eggs with Shaving Cream
Place a boiled egg inside each cup.
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Gently roll the egg around in each muffin cup until the egg is completely covered with color. If you have excess shaving cream as a result of rolling each egg, you can wipe the excess away with a paper towel. (Note: if not using gloves, your hands will most likely be dyed from the food coloring! Gloves are highly recommended. Wipe off-colored shaving cream when switching to different eggs.)
When rolling the egg around, make sure you get as much food coloring to touch the eggshell as possible. Otherwise, the shaving cream could prevent the egg from getting enough color on it!
Allow the eggs to sit for a few minutes in the muffin pan.
Transfer all eggs to the paper towel-lined tray and allow them to sit for about 30 minutes.
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Using paper towels, gently rub the excess shaving cream off of the eggs. While doing this, you can make sure that the entire egg is colored with the excess colored shaving cream remaining on each egg before setting it aside.
- Boiled eggs
- Muffin tin
- Food coloring
- Shaving cream (not gel)
- Gloves (Optional)
- Paper towel-lined tray
- Paper towels or napkins
- Squirt a small amount of shaving cream in each muffin cup. Note: the shaving cream will rise, so you do not need to add a lot!
- Drop 10-20 drops of desired food coloring onto each muffin cup filled with shaving cream. For this project, I added at least two different colors to each cup. You can use single colors if desired.
- Place a boiled egg inside each cup.
- Gently roll the egg around in each muffin cup until the egg is completely covered with color. If you have excess shaving cream as a result of rolling each egg, you can wipe the excess away with a paper towel. (Note: if not using gloves, your hands will most likely be dyed from the food coloring! Gloves are highly recommended. Wipe off-colored shaving cream when switching to different eggs.)
- When rolling the egg around, make sure you get as much food coloring to touch the eggshell as possible. Otherwise, the shaving cream could prevent the egg from getting enough color on it!
- Allow the eggs to sit for a few minutes in the muffin pan.
- Transfer all eggs to the paper towel-lined tray and allow them to sit for about 30 minutes.
- Using paper towels, gently rub the excess shaving cream off of the eggs. While doing this, you can make sure that the entire egg is colored with the excess colored shaving cream remaining on each egg before setting it aside.
This is a messy craft, so be prepared to wear play clothes/or an art smock/apron.
DO NOT use the water faucet to wash the eggs! Using running water will cause most of the coloring to come off! If you do choose to use water, use a bowl of water and gently swish the eggs around in the water. Set aside. I personally prefer to use the paper towel method with no water for brighter eggs.
There are many unique and exciting ways to dye Easter eggs—and using shaving cream may just be the most fun! The process is easy, enjoyable, and provides the most beautiful and vivid results. Just remember that the whole family can join in on the fun of making these colorful Easter eggs. Who knows—you might just create Easter eggs that will become future family heirlooms! Don't forget to comment with pictures of your finished results, we can't wait to see them!