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Dyed Easter Eggs Using Shaving Cream

Skip the vinegar and dye your Easter eggs in softer, easy-to-clean shaving cream. This easier, kid-friendly technique allows you to mix and marbleize different colors.

dyed easter eggs shaving cream purples

Photography: Shanna Sullivan

Source: Martha Stewart


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Before dyeing, prepare eggs to be blown hollow. We recommend mixing two varieties of food coloring at once — that way, the colors don't get muddy. To mix multiple two-tone colors at once, use a mini pie pan or muffin tin with multiple cups, or ramekins as we did here.


For more ideas, scroll through our entire collection of Easter Eggs.


  • White eggs

  • Food coloring

  • Shaving cream

  • Dyeing containers

  • Tongs

  • Coffee stirrers

  • Paper towels


  1. Pour shaving cream into containers. Add drops of first food coloring, mixing well with coffee stirrer until combined.

    dyed easter eggs shaving cream step 1
  2. Add a few drops of second color; drag stirrer through cream to add swirls and create designs; work over whole container, or focus on specific areas.

    dyed easter eggs shaving cream step 2
  3. Submerge your eggs in the colored cream and let sit for 15 to 20 minutes. (The longer they are submerged in the cream, the brighter your dyed eggs will be.)

    dyed easter eggs shaving cream step 3
  4. Remove eggs from dye with tongs, and gently wipe clean with a paper towel.

    dyed easter eggs shaving cream step 4

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