Easter is early this year, and my kids are already designing their Easter eggs. For years, we’ve used this homemade dye recipe, and I think I want to change things up! This year, we’re dying our eggs with shaving cream! And you probably already have everything you need at home!
Shopping (or scavenging, ha!) list:
– Shaving cream (shave gel won’t work…it has to be cream to dye the eggs)
-baking pan, dish, or bowl
To begin, spray a layer of shaving cream out on your baking pan. Once sprayed, drop in a few drops of food coloring in your desired shade. Use a tooth pick to drag the drops of color through the cream. The end effect should look kind of like a spider web that happens to be colored!
When you have created your spiderweb magic, gently roll all of your hard boiled eggs through the shaving cream. Roll evenly, so you don’t get too much coloring in one area! Place on a sheet of cardboard (don’t stick them back in the egg carton, or they won’t turn out) and wait for the cream to dry.
The drying process should take about 10 minutes, and you’ll know it’s ready when the shaving cream “dries” up. Once it has dried, use a paper towel to wipe off the shaving cream. The food coloring will stick, leaving you will a really cool marbled Easter egg!