Tie Dyed Easter Eggs ~ A Great Holiday Craft for the Family

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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.

 

Materials

Eggs, hard cooked (try our Hard Baked Eggs recipe)

Foamy shaving cream

Liquid food coloring

Cookie sheets

cookie cooling rack

tongs

butter knives

gloves (if you don’t want to be tie dyed yourself!)

 

Directions

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.

Tie Dyed Easter Eggs Dots

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.

Tie Dyed Easter Eggs Swirls

Dip an egg into vinegar than pat it somewhat dry.

Tie Dyed Easter Eggs Vinegar Bath

Carefully place into the shaving cream and roll around until the egg is covered in shaving cream.

Tie Dyed Easter Eggs Swirled Egg

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.)

Tie Dyed Easter Eggs Drying

Gently rub off the dried shaving cream with a paper towel to reveal your beautiful eggs.

Tie Dyed Easter Eggs Single Egg

 

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!

 

 

Comments

  1. That is amazing! I think we will try that! thanks for the tutorial!

  2. That looks like fun! Thanks for sharing at Pinworthy Projects.

  3. Tis is a great idea; I’m going to try with my grandsons

  4. What a fun and adorable idea! Any way you can add something unusual…like shaving cream…to the project, I think it’s even more fun. My grandkids will LOVE this – thanks much. So glad I saw this at Mix it up Monday.

  5. What beautiful eggs! I have to try~ thanks so much for the tutorial, I’m looking forward to baking them in the oven too!

  6. Thanks so much for sharing this on Manic Monday!! I love it!

  7. That is amazing! So cool. I’ll have to try this ;)
    Jamie ~ somuchbetterwithage.com

  8. What a great idea. Seems a bit less messy than food color liquid in little tubs and that lousy little wire egg holder that never stays. Thanks for linking up on Fabulously Frugal Thursday.

  9. Thanks for the awesome id1ea and great directions. I was looking for a different way to dye eggs this year – this is it!

  10. You’re positive they’re safe to eat? Also, should they set in the fridge overnight? We made our first batch last night and they turned out cool. We overmixed, so we’re going to try agan today! Was fun – thank you for sharing!

  11. You need to refrigerate them to keep them fresh.

    I didn’t taste anything different in mine, but I checked them for cracked shells before I colored them. I wouldn’t color ones with cracked shells.

  12. Hi I’m Heather! Please email me when you get a chance, I have a question about your blog! LifesABanquet1(at)gmail.com

  13. Amazing!! This looks sooo fun. I’ve had my kids play with shaving cream, but never like this. I think I’ll just let my older kids do it ;) I know our readers would love to see this, too! Our Weekly All Things Thursday Link Up party is going on now at allthingswithpurpose.com, and we would LOVE for you to join us with this post and/or any others you’d like to share :) Hope to see you soon!!

  14. Great idea! I am having an Easter egg party tomorrow, and this would be super fun!

  15. I love this idea!! Definitely trying it this year. Easier with a 1 year old!! Would love for you to come over and share at The Happiness is Homemade Link Party http://mommyondemand.com/happiness-homemade-7/

  16. I love this idea! We don’t typically do colored eggs, mostly because my husband doesn’t eat them and my kids were too small last year. This might be THE year to start. I love that you don’t have to buy a kit to do this, especially since they don’t sell them here in Costa Rica. Thank you for sharing. Pinned!

  17. I love this idea -can’t wait to try it and baked eggs too!

  18. Thanks for this idea. My little guy LOVE, LOVE, LOVES shaving cream. Can’t wait to see the joy in him when we do this. Thanks!

  19. I just wanted to stop by and let you know that I loved your Tie Dyed Easter Eggs so much that I featured them on the Sunday Faviorates http://thequestionablehomesteader.com/sunday-faviorates-11/
    I’d love for you to stop by and check it out/grab a button.

  20. Ooh I pinned it! Hello from Menu Plan Monday!

  21. What a neat idea, again, thank you for sharing and linking up with us at the #WWDParty! Have a wonderful weekend!

  22. Thank you so much for sharing this special recipe with Full Plate Thursday and have a fantastic week!
    Miz Helen

  23. Shaving cream can make you sick. Sometime your unable to see small hole and cracks. Safest thing to use when doing this project is cool whip … Trust me I found out the hard way after eating only one egg

  24. These turned out gorgeous! Something I’ll definitely try out this year with the kids. I just wanted to let you know that I will be linking to this post on 4/10 at Simply Creative Living if you don’t mind.

  25. We love these eggs! Sharing them in our Top 12 Decorated Easter Eggs: http://2crochethooks.com/top-12-decorated-easter-eggs/

  26. I love these so much! Just wanted to let you know that I am going to be featuring them in a Easter Egg Round up this week. :)

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