Marbleized Easter Eggs

Marbelized Eggs - FB

Want a fun way to dye your Easter Eggs?

I bet you have everything you need in your stockpile!

Marbelized Eggs - Ingredients


  • Neon Food Coloring
  • White Shaving Cream (or Cool Whip-Thanks Reader Anna for testing this!)
  • Hard Boiled Eggs, pre-dipped in vinegar to make the colors vibrant!


Marbelized Eggs - Shaving Cream

Step 1

Cover Cookie Sheet with Shaving Cream and smooth down with the back of a spoon.

Marbelized Eggs - Food Coloring

Step 2

Add food coloring drops, and mix into shaving cream with knife or toothpicks.  I like the knife because it’s fast to clean (so the colors don’t mix) and fast to mix with the colors.

Marbelized Eggs - Ready to go

Step 3

Roll your hard boiled eggs in the shaving cream.  It doesn’t take much, one tray will cover about 4 dozen eggs.

Marbelized Eggs - Drying

Step 4

Allow eggs to dry for 10-15 minutes.
Gently wipe off Shaving Cream with paper towel.  Don’t wash them off, because then even the color goes away 🙂

Marbelized Eggs - IGPS-Thanks FAB reader Lori for pointing out that not everyone knows that eggs are porous   You probably won’t want to eat these ones 🙂  Don’t believe me?  Open ’em up!  They are marbleized on the inside too! 🙂


  • Jessica

    Cute idea!

  • Milica

    I was wanting to try this and heard it works even better if you dip the eggs in vinegar first. I was going to try a few before I let the kids loose on them!

  • My boys will love this. Can’t wait to try it.

  • Ryan

    Looks fun, but not eating the eggs goes against the whole frugal mindset. You can use the eggs for egg salad sandwiches or deviled eggs , spinach salad, Cobb salad, etc. Eggs are so nutritious too! I couldn’t just throw them away

    • Polly

      I wonder if you could use cool whip instead of shaving cream so the eggs would still be edible. I couldn’t waste all those eggs either. 🙂 I think it’s safe to assume that since eggs are porous the shaving cream actually gets into the shell of the egg. 🙂

    • Anna

      I completely agree with Ryan on eating the eggs instead of tossing them out, but funky color aside would they be safe to eat afterward? My concern would be that shaving cream really is not meant to be eaten, and if they are porous enough to absorb color inside, would they be absorbing shaving cream? I can’t imagine that would be very tasty :p

  • ilona

    Thought about blowing the eggs out and then coloring them after they are hollow. This way I would still be using my eggs. Can’t throw out perfectly good eggs either.

  • Anna

    Just tried it with cool whip and it worked great 🙂 and best of all no soapy taste 😀

  • Robin

    I read a suggestion, haven’t tried it, that said to blow out the eggs and freeze them in 2 or 3 egg batches and freeze them to use later in things like cakes and cookies where the eggs don’t need to be pretty to use them. This was so the kids could color more eggs and not have to worry about using them right away but I think it would be good if you wanted to use something non-edible to color them.

  • Michele

    Great idea! Thank you for sharing…I’m going to use it in my classroom tomorrow.

  • sarah

    Cool whip works well with red and blue and no vinegar. I wanted something I wasn’t afraid my 10 month old would eat. He loved it and just threw him in the bath after!

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