Easter Egg Decorating- A New Technique to Us

Have you ever used the shaving cream technique to decorate Easter eggs?

We tried it! You might have seen it on Pinterest or other places around the internet, but we tried it! I thought it was fun. The kiddo not so much. He’s not one to get very messy…. The result is a very pastel egg…

Here’s what we did:


We did them two ways… The traditional PAAS way and the shaving cream way. The used shaving cream, food coloring, a pan and a BBQ skewer. And of course, don’t for get the eggs because it ‘s very hard to dye eggs without eggs!






Pretty easy…. Line the pan with shaving cream. Add food coloring. Swirl the shaving cream and food coloring combo with s bbq skewer (or anything for that matter). And lastly roll eggs around in the shaving cream.


It is messy. If you don’t want to color your fingers, this project might not be for you! The kiddo thought it was the worst idea for decorating eggs ever and said he’d never do it that way again! He said, ‘Who came up with this idea anyway?’ Ha!


Then you just let them sit. I let mine sit for about a half hour. Maybe if you let them sit for longer, they might become more vibrant… I didn’t have the patience to leave them fro too long!




I decided to try it in yellow… Don’t recommend only yellow for this technique!

And the results:



Pretty? Yes. Vibrant? Not so much… Fun experiment? I say so! there may be people who disagree (and I might just live with one of those characters!)




The kiddo went back to the old fashioned way that he loves. And you can see the results are much more in your face. I guess it depends on the look you are going for.

How do you decorate eggs?








  1. aquilterstable says:

    You don’t know until you try, right?! 😉

  2. Rochelle Summers says:

    Thanks for this. I tried this technique using acrylic paints and fabric. The results were not so great but it was fun to try and see if it would work. Yes it’s messy, but it is also an exploration of art. Nothing ventured, nothing gained. Hmm, I wonder if food dye that is a paste would work better. The color is more intense. I think you’d have to look at Michael’s for that!

  3. This was so much fun! I love that it’s SOOO tactile! The kids would love it!

  4. Aww! Shaving cream?? It look fun and messy but oh so COOL!

  5. Wow this is pretty cool!

  6. Very cool!

  7. Oh, so yummy they look – you’re almost tempted to devour them! Having said that, I think this technique can also be implemented in the larger scheme of home decor too, say maybe a collection of shells or stones in the glass case display. Great stuff!

  8. In my opinion… I quite liked the pink egg. They were marbled and if you are a teenager… those are IN TREND. But I’m sure it was a fun experiment 🙂

  9. mel b. says:

    My friend and I wanted to try some fun things this year but ran out of time! I can’t wait to be prepared and try again next year. Thanks for the tips and tricks. The eggs look beautiful! Did you notice that any of the ways you dyed them went through the shell and dyed the egg whites as well? I am always nervous about that!

    • It’s fun and easy. I leave my eggs out for decoration and don’t refrigerate them after I dye them. therefore I don’t eat them, so I didn’t even crack them open to see if the dye went through. I kinda doubt it did, but I don’t know!

  10. Simply love them!! 🙂 They look amazing!

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