Tie Dyed Easter Eggs ~ Bring Out the Shaving Cream!
I love coloring eggs, not only at Easter, but year round. It’s a fun craft to do with kids, and now, it’s even more fun with shaving cream! Why color eggs with just one color when you can make Tie Dyed Easter Eggs? They are simple and fun, and a bit messy, which makes them all the more fun.
A Few Tips and Tricks for Tie Dyed Easter Eggs
Instead of boiling my eggs, I baked them! Hard baked eggs are easy and less time consuming than the traditional boiling, and they produce a much fluffier, tender egg. Once the eggs are cooked, chill them in the fridge for a couple of hours to make them easier to peel once they are dyed.
The second tip I have for you is to dip your eggs in vinegar first. It helps set the dye on the egg shell and keep it vibrant. A quick dip in some white vinegar poured into a bowl, then lightly towel dried so it doesn’t water down your shaving cream. Your Tie Dyed Easter Eggs will be vibrant and beautiful.
The third and final tip is to only use colors that when mixed, won’t turn brown and ugly. Red and yellow are great, as are yellow and green, blue and red. Red and green make a pretty nasty color, so avoid that combination.
Eggs, hard cooked (try our Hard Baked Eggs recipe)
Foamy shaving cream
Liquid food coloring
cookie cooling rack
gloves (if you don’t want to be tie dyed yourself!)
Spray the shaving cream on a cookie sheet. Let it get completely foamy. Spread it out just a little bit.
Place drops of food coloring on the shaving cream.
Swirl with the butter knives just enough that you can still see the colors individually, but enough that you won’t have a lot of white.
Dip an egg into vinegar than pat it somewhat dry.
Carefully place into the shaving cream and roll around until the egg is covered in shaving cream.
Set on the cooling rack, placed on the cookie sheet. Let dry several hours or overnight. (I cheated and dried them with a hairdryer set to low.)
Gently rub off the dried shaving cream with a paper towel to reveal your beautiful eggs.
Keeping Your Tie Dyed Easter Eggs for Next Year
If you’d like to keep your Tie Dyed Easter Eggs for years to come, try making them with wooden eggs you can find here. They are a great way to decorate with something you or your child made. Seal the wooden eggs with clear spray paint after they have dried completely.
Whether it be Easter or just a beautiful day with your little ones, you’ll love making Tie Dyed Easter Eggs with your kids!