Earlier this week Hadley and I dyed some Easter eggs. I had seen this shaving cream and food coloring technique on Pinterest a few weeks back and knew I wanted to try it. So on Tuesday, I grabbed my girl, gathered the materials and we got to work!
They were really fairly simple… a little messy (but isn’t anything with a 2-year-old?) so much fun and look absolutely egg-celent!! If you agree, here is how YOU could make your very own marbled eggs.
First, you’ll need to gather all of your materials:
- Shaving cream
- Food coloring
- Large shallow dish
- Paper towels
- Drying rack (I used a cup cake tin)
materials not pictured:
- Bowl (to soak eggs in vinegar)
- Skewer or something thin to “swirl” colors
OH! AND DON’T FORGET YOUR GLOVES!!!!
Once you have your materials, give your eggs a quick soak in some vinegar. This will make the colors brighter.
While your eggs are soaking, spray the shaving cream into your shallow dish.
Make sure you ooh & ahh over it…
Then, smooth the surface with a spoon.
Next, add drops of food coloring.
Swirl with your skewer.
Don’t swirl too much or your colors will start to mix together. You want something like this…
Now the fun part!
Take an egg and place it in the shaving cream.
Then roll it.
When it’s awesome enough, place it in your drying rack.
AS SOON AS your hands get the tiniest bit of color on them, make sure you touch your nose.
Once your nose is colored, finish the rest of your eggs.
Let them sit in the refrigerator for a few hours so the color can set. Then, wipe them with a paper towel and rinse.
Sit back and inspect each egg.
Then hit them around the table, if you’d like.
When you are sure each egg is acceptable arrange them for a photo.
Then place them in a bowl to pretty up your table.
Admire your awesomeness!
While these marbled eggs are awesome to LOOK at they shouldn’t be EATEN!! I tried one and it tasted like straight shaving cream… ICK! After a little research I saw someone tried this technique and used whipped cream. PROBABLY a safer bet! OR you could blow your eggs out before dying. Whatever you decide, take my word for it…. you don’t want to serve these on Easter! 😉