Coloring Easter Eggs has never been easier! These Easy Dyed Easter Eggs only use two things, shaving cream or cool whip & food coloring!
Now that Easter is only a few days away, I wanted to share my favorite way to dye eggs! These Easy Dyed Easter Eggs are seriously so simple, and the kids will love helping and seeing the vibrant colors (that's my favorite part too)!
You can even eat these after dying them if you use the cool whip method. I love using the eggs in this Best Ever Egg Salad or Avocado (no mayo) Egg Salad! So yum!
How pretty are these Easy Dyed Easter Eggs?!?! All you need is gel food coloring and shaving cream OR cool whip.
***If you are planning to eat these hard boiled eggs, I recommend using cool whip instead of shaving cream. You want to make sure that you aren't accidentally consuming the chemicals from the shaving cream.***
How to make Easy Dyed Easter Eggs:
I highly recommend using the Instant Pot to make Hard Boiled Eggs. Makes life so much easier! You can also use the AIR FRYER HARD BOILED EGGS method, which is super easy too!
- First off, if you use a muffin tin, it makes this REALLY easy! Load up each hole with shaving cream or cool whip. Add a few drops of gel food coloring (I like this one) to each hole.
- I did 2 colors in each one.
- Then, using a toothpick, lightly swirl the color around. You don't want to mix it up too much otherwise you won't have a big color contrast on your eggs!
- Next up, place the hard boiled eggs into each hole and lightly press down!
- Leave the eggs here for about 10 minutes and then flip them over!
- Leave the eggs for 10 more minutes on the opposite side.
- Remove the eggs from the tins, then lightly rinse them off. Set them on a paper towel or kitchen towel to dry.
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I plan on hiding the eggs for my kids on Easter morning. What will you do with your Easy Dyed Easter Eggs?
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- Instant Pot Lemon Cake (shortcut recipe) is moist, delicious, and easy!
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- Easy Carrot Cake Squares are the full of fresh carrots and topped with delicious cream cheese frosting and walnuts!
Coloring Easter Eggs has never been easier! For these Easy Dyed Easter Eggs you only need two ingredients, shaving cream and food coloring!
- cool whip or shaving cream
- 12 hard boiled eggs (see recipe below)
- gel food coloring
- toothpick or something to swirl the colors
Using a muffin tin, load up each hole with shaving cream or cool whip. Add a few drops of gel food coloring (I like this one) to each hole. *I did 2 colors in each one* Then, using a toothpick, lightly swirl the color around. Don't mix it up too much otherwise you won’t have a big color contrast on your eggs.
Next, place the hard boiled eggs into each hole and lightly press down! Leave the eggs here for about 10 minutes and then carefully flip them over. Leave another 10 minutes.
Lightly rinse them off. Set them on a paper towel or kitchen towel to dry.
These are so fun! My kids LOVED changing it up and dyeing the eggs using this method! It was so easy and I didn't have to worry about spilling cups full of colored liquid!
Where was the easy and pretty method when my kids were young?! Can't wait to share this post with my young mom family and friends!
These Coloring Easter Eggs look so fun and tasty!
I've been looking for a recipe that uses shaving cream to dye Easter eggs - this one looks perfect! Thanks for the easy to follow instructions!
So much less messy than the old school way! I'll never go back to those kits again.
These are absolutely gorgeous and so fun! Can’t wait to make these with my daughter!
wow! I am impressed by this easy method.
It's so easy!
Can i use regular food coloring? I don’t know where to find the gel!!!
I put some links for the gel food coloring on the post, but you can also find it at Hobby Lobby (at least I have seen it there). You can DEFINITELY use regular, however the colors might not be quite as vibrant. It will still be pretty!
You can get the gel food coloring at Walmart in the Wilton section. Where they have the cake supplies and pans.
Gave this a try with my grandkids, and they loved it!! Used whipped cream so licking the spoon and fingers were part of the fun!
Doing this as an activity for the resident's in our independent living apartments. Thanks for the idea!
You are welcome!!! If you post pictures on social media be sure to tag me, I would love to see them! Or feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org!
I'd love to try this methid. Excuse my ignorance but do you peel the hard boiled eggs first? In Your pictures, your eggs look very white and uniformed but would assume you keep them coming n their shell to stop little ones eating them?
Claire, there are no silly questions first of all, and I would have asked this same thing before I knew! You leave the eggs with the shell ON! When you want to eat them (if you use the cool whip method) then you take the shells off 🙂 If you don't like plain hard boiled eggs, you can also use them in a recipe for egg salad! YUM!
I work in the activities department at a nursing home. I can’t wait to try these with my residents!!! Especially my sweethearts on the Alzheimer’s unit. I will definitely tag you on Instagram!!!
That sounds amazing of you to do! Please tag me, I would love to see and share!
Thank you so much for this idea! It is so easy!
Tried this with our (adult) small group tonight. It was fun! We used cool whip and it turned out well!
I am so glad y'all liked it!
Can whipped cream be used instead of Cool Whip?
I haven't tried with whipped cream, but I would imagine it would work. Let me know if you try it!
It definitely works. Did you use Gel food coloring? Did you use shaving cream or cool whip? How long did you let them sit?
These are so fun to make! My kids love doing this and it's such a blast. They love the creamy shaving cream texture! Thanks for the idea!
I love the tie dye look!! Not only are they super cute, but this would make a great sensory activity for kids! Thanks for sharing.
I feel like this was so much easier than dying water/vinegar and using spoons to carefully dip parts of it. This gives you a wonderful marbled color effect that is top tier!
Exactly! It is so much easier!
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We are happy to make these!
I can’t wait, we’re having an early Easter (just a week) with our grandkids and I am making Italian Easter Bread with my granddaughters, looks like we will be dying our eggs and using these beautiful creations as the egg decoration on our bread.
I cant wait to try this Should the eggs be cooled first? Or room temp or right out of the fridge Thank you for the tip
I woudnt do it when they are hot. Out of the fridge or room temp will work!
My kids loved making these easter eggs! So much fun!