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DIY Marble Eggs | shaving cream & food coloring

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:



  • Eggs
  • Shaving cream
  • Food coloring
  • Vinegar
  • Large shallow dish
  • Paper towels
  • Drying rack (I used a cup cake tin)

materials not pictured:

  • Bowl (to soak eggs in vinegar)
  • Spoon
  • Skewer or something thin to “swirl” colors



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.

11 Make sure the entire egg is covered in the shaving cream.


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!


*** WARNING***

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!  😉



By | 2018-01-10T11:37:21+00:00 March 29th, 2013|Blog, Momma Likes to DIY|7 Comments

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Hey gang! I'm Heather, the Editor in chief here at Appletini Photography. I am a self proclaimed SuperMOM of 2 who enjoys blogging, party planning, and DIYing! I am married to SuperDAD and have a slight coffee addiction! When I'm not wearing my SuperMOM cape, you can find me on the blog connecting with other Moms. Over at Momma's Corner you can read about the good, the bad, and the funny of my adventures in party planning, DIY, and Mommyhood.


  1. Melissa Copson March 29, 2013 at 10:25 am

    I lOVE this technique , they turned out great!! Excellent tutorial as well!!!

  2. Tiffany March 29, 2013 at 5:07 pm

    This is a EGG-cellent tutorial!! and seriously, can Hadley get any cuter?? I love the nose shot and her inspecting each egg.

  3. Heather Rizzo March 29, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    Thanks girls! We really had a blast. Shaving cream is like Disneyland in a can for kids!

    And no Aunt Tiff, I’m not sure she can!! 😉

  4. Christine April 1, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    This is such a creative and new fun way to decorate your eggs! Love the technique and cannot wait to try this with whipped Cream!! 😉

  5. Heather Rizzo April 1, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    When you try it please be sure to report back!! 😉

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