Last Updated on March 29, 2022 by Allison lancaster
One of the most magical things about raising children is getting to see things through their eyes. All the fun colors, sights, and sounds that accompany everyday life is just amazing. Imagine how much fun it is to see the excitement on their faces when you make rainbow shaving cream eggs for Easter together!
DIY Shaving Cream Eggs for Kids
Encouraging discovery and incorporating learning every day is a goal in our house. Putting those goals into crafts, recipes, and activities during the Easter holiday makes it even more fun!
These easy DIY shaving cream Easter eggs are an easy craft activity that kids can do with a little help from an adult. You can use the activity to teach colors, talk about rainbows, spring, and talk about Easter if you’d like as well.
Dying Easter Eggs with Shaving Cream
Using shaving cream to dye the Easter eggs will make the eggs nonedible. They can be used as a special decoration for your dining room table for Easter lunch or brunch, or so many ways even though they aren’t edible.
However, if you would like to still eat the hardboiled colored eggs, simply use whipped topping like Cool-Whip or Rediwhip instead of shaving cream. This also helps when the kids get the fluff on their hands and certainly tastes better!
How to Dye Eggs with Shaving Cream
This project is quick and simple to put together. Notice we didn’t say clean? If you’re using shaving cream (vs. Cool-whip) everything is a bit easier to keep clean if you use rubber gloves and swirl the colors with a popsicle stick or toothpick.
If you opt for Cool Whip Easter eggs and the kids know it’s yummy whipped cream topping, you may want to give them a shirt you don’t mind getting messy or an apron to cover their clothes.
What you will need for these easy Easter eggs
- Boiled eggs, with the shell left on
- Shaving cream or thawed frozen whipped topping
- Food coloring
- Bamboo skewers
- Muffin tin or one container for each color
How to make easy shaving cream eggs for Easter
- Prepare a muffin tin with shaving cream or whipped topping in each well. Top with food coloring and swirl slightly.
- Place one egg in each well and turn to coat. Remove and place on paper toweling. Allow to rest for 20 to 30 minutes.
- Remove shaving cream by rinsing with water, being careful not to rub the eggs as it may remove the color.
How to Store Easter Eggs
Boiled eggs will go bad if left out at room temperature. Store your eggs in the fridge, and bring them out to decorate as needed. Place them back in the fridge, not leaving them out for more than an hour or so.
If you’re using them to decorate your table, they can’t be left out at room temperature for more than 2 hours total. Whether you use the shaving cream method or the whipped topping method, they won’t be safe to eat at all. Better safe and toss them than to risk getting sick.
Assuming you leave the hardboiled eggs in the refrigerator after you make them, they should be good for up to 1 week!
These gorgeous shaving cream eggs are so much fun to make. Get creative and mix up colors, swirl them together, or just use one color that the kids love. Happy Decorating!