How to dye Easter eggs with shaving cream

How to dye Easter eggs with shaving cream

Strap in, because this gets messy!  But if you can handle the mess, dyeing eggs with shaving cream will keep kids amused for hours. Here's how to do it.

What you need:

  • 1 x can of shaving cream (must be foam, gel will not work)
  • a shallow baking tray or similar
  • food colouring in various colours
  • eggs (blown, hard-boiled or plain old raw will do)
  • a toothpick
  • paper towels

Number of players:


Cover the bottom of the tray with about a centimeter of shaving foam. Smooth it over with a spatula or similar, you need a level surface to ensure a good swirly coverage on your eggs.

Now place random drops of food colouring into the foam.

Use a toothpick to create swirly patterns.

Now roll the egg through the shaving cream until it's covered all over.

Take it out and place it on a wad of paper towels. Leave the colours to set for about 10 minutes.

Wipe the excess shaving foam off with paper towels. You should have a swirly, coloured egg!

Hints and tips:

  • Find out how to blow an egg here.
  • You might need to experiment with colours to get the desired effect, some colours set better than others on the eggshell: blue and green work well for instance. Yellow: not so good.
  • Thanks to our sister company Kidspot Australia for creating the instructional video.

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