How to Dye Easter Eggs the Easy Way — With Shaving Cream!

How to Dye Easter Eggs the Easy Way — With Shaving Cream! | thegoodstuff

Decorate a batch of hard-boiled eggs with this fun twist on the traditional. Instead of using vinegar, foamy shaving cream makes a perfect medium for swirly food coloring.

Though I don’t recommend eating eggs made in this way, it’s a creative way to get crafty for Easter. (You can swap out the shaving cream for whipped cream if you like! Check out this recipe for whipped cream-dyed Easter eggs from Spend With Pennies.) Kid-friendly and quick, here’s how to dye Easter eggs with shaving cream:

Feeling extra crafty and inspired? Try your hand at these DIY Easter baskets made from repurposed T-shirts!


1. Start with 6-12 hard-boiled eggs. Dry completely.
2. Spray shaving cream (the foam sort, not the gel) into a muffin tin.
3. Place several drops of food coloring into each cup. Swirl with a cotton swab.
4. Gently set eggs in the cups, swirling several times, until completely coated.

How to Dye Easter Eggs the Easy Way — With Shaving Cream! | thegoodstuff

5. Allow to sit for 10-15 minutes.
6. Remove eggs and rinse with cold water.
7. Enjoy your decorative crafts!

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  • Meredith Sealy

    What a unique and less messy way to dye eggs! Can’t wait to try it out! I included your post on my Easter inspiration board – Happy Easter!

    • couponscom

      Hi Meredith,

      Thank you so much! We’re so glad you liked our idea — and tie-dyed eggs are so fun! Happy Easter! :)

  • Bi

    Are the eggs dyed like this edible afterwards?

    • couponscom

      Hi Bi,
      Great question. We wouldn’t recommend eating these eggs after they’re dyed! :)

  • connie

    I hate this site. Sensationalism at its worst.

    • Kathy Westling

      what do you mean?? sensationalism??

  • PJ Burton

    GREAT! I’m doing this this year, thank you!

  • terpar

    Why in the world would you dye easter eggs and Not eat them??? Do people seriously Not eat their decorated easter eggs??? My family has always eaten our decorated raster eggs. If you don’t eat your decorated easter eggs then why bother even doing it???

    • lord business

      I agree, every year at Christmas time people look at me weird when I eat the popcorn garland straight off the tree.

    • jen

      Because not everyone likes cold boiled eggs but wants to have fun decorating eggs because of tradition….

  • shirley

    I hole blowed my eggs first, then dip them in the shaving cream; use the egg yolks for cakes etc.

  • Judy

    What a mess!! Egg color is OK. Back to the old fashioned way next time.