How To Dye Easter Eggs With Food Coloring, Shaving Cream, or Dye Kits!

Rolling eggs in shaving cream and food dye produces gorgeous results.
Rolling eggs in shaving cream and food dye produces gorgeous results.
3/19/24 - By Ally Noel

Wondering how to dye Easter eggs this year? Sure you can get those magic dye tablets at the grocery store, but if you want to raise your Easter egg game to the next level, we can show you how to tie-dye, rice shake, whisk, and even shaving cream those Easter eggs.

If you're not a DIY person, we've also listed our favorite Easter egg dye kits that produce cool and creative results with very little effort.

"Dyeing" to put those colorful eggs to use in a neighborhood egg hunt? Find one near you on your local roundup of all the best Easter activities in your city. Plus, we've got tons more ideas for Easter fun and Easter crafts for kids in our Easter Activity Guide for Families.


Unique Ideas for How To Dye Easter Eggs

Shaving Cream Easter Eggs  

Cover a rimmed cookie sheet in shaving cream (the white, foamy kind; not gel). Place several drops of food coloring around the shaving cream and swirl it with a toothpick or cotton swab. Gently roll the eggs through the shaving cream until they are completely coated and allow them to sit for 10-15 minutes. Finally, rinse off the shaving cream with water to reveal your egg. 

Rice-Shake Eggs 

Fill a plastic bag about halfway with dry rice and add a few drops of food coloring. Place a hard-boiled egg inside the bag and watch your egg become covered in a speckled pattern while you shake away. You can use a variety of bags with different colors to create a layered effect.

Tie-Dye Easter Eggs 

These tie-dye Easter eggs are simple enough for a toddler to do. (Truly!)

How to Dye Easter Eggs: Use natural or store-bought sye for beautiful hues.
There are so many ways to dye Easter eggs rich, beautiful colors. Photo by Mommy Poppins

Naturally Dyed Eggs

Experiment with different natural dyes, like fruits, vegetables, and spices, to turn your eggs beautiful shades of blue, pink, and orange.

No-Mess Marker Eggs

Do you love dyeing eggs, but hate the mess and stained fingers? Our no-mess Sharpie Easter eggs only require permanent markers, boiled eggs, and your imagination. If permanent markers are a little too risky, try these methods that use washable markers. A coffee filter, a plastic bag, and a little water will result in beautiful swirls of color. 

How to Dye Easter Eggs: No dye needed at all to make confetti eggs!
No markers, dyes, or stains when you make Confetti Easter Eggs. Photo courtesy of Love the Day

Confetti Easter Eggs

These eggs are ready for a party! Use scraps of tissue paper to create confetti Easter eggs.

Floral Wreath Crowned Easter Eggs

There is just something so precious about the little eggs wearing beautiful flower crowns.

How to Dye Easter Eggs: No messy hands with this genius whisk trick.
No stained hands when you use this smart #momhack. Photo courtesy of Stockpiling Moms

Wire Whisk Easter Eggs 

Technicolor hands used to be the tell-tale sign of Easter egg dye. That will be a thing of the past with this ultimate #momhack! Next time you dye your eggs, try using a wire whisk to do the dirty work! 

Sprinkle Easter Eggs

If you are always on the lookout for a new way to decorate your eggs, try out these cheery sprinkle eggs.

Make mermaids, dinosaurs, dragons, and unicorns with Klever Kits Fantasy Animals.

Make mermaids, dinosaurs, dragons, and unicorns with Klever Kits Fantasy Animals. Photo courtesy of the Klevery Kits Store on Amazon

Best Easter Egg Dye Kits

Ah yes, the good old standby. While you can always pick up the traditional kits at the grocery store, there are some easy Easter egg-dyeing kits on the market that produce really cool results. These are a few of our favorites.

Klever Kits Fantasy Animals

For kids who want to turn their eggs into crazy critters, this kit is lots of fun. One tip: parents will have to help glue the pieces to the egg once it has fully dried. Also, the provided glue isn't the best, so I would use your own favorite craft glue. Kids will be thrilled with the outcome!

Galaxy Egg Easter Egg Dye Kit

While I've never been able to get any transfers to work well, and this kit was no different, I love the cool colors it turns your eggs. Just put down lots of newspapers and be ready to get a little messy.

24 Karat Easter Egg Coloring Kit

If you want gold eggs, this is the only way to go. Mix in the sparkles to get the shimmering color of your dreams.

Natural Egg Dye Kit

Just add hot water to get artificial dye-free, vegan, GMO-free, kid-safe dye.

Spin some seriously gorgeous eggs with ease with the EggMazing Easter Egg Mini Decorator Kit.

Spin some seriously gorgeous eggs with ease with the EggMazing Easter Egg Mini Decorator Kit. Photo courtesy of the Eggmazing Store on Amazon

EggMazing Easter Egg Mini Decorator Kit

While this isn't a dye kit, it's definitely an egg coloring kit. No muss, no mess, no fuss, just an egg spinner and markers that help even the youngest kids make really cool designs.

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