Saturday, April 7, 2012


We went to a local children's museum yesterday and discovered a different way to dye eggs to create a swirled or marbled effect. It was a lot of fun, so I thought I'd share it with you! You can use the tablets of egg dye, or you can make your own dye. For the latter, I usually use 1 tablespoon of vinegar to 1/2 cup of water and add food coloring to that. There are also lots of recipes on the internet for natural coloring options. In addition to dye, you also need shaving cream. Warning: this is messy!

Squeeze out a little mound of shaving cream and squirt on your dye.

Then, place your egg into the shaving cream and swirl it around. We left ours on for just 30 seconds or so. Rinse off the egg in water, and you're done! At the children's museum, they had plastic sheets on top of tables and just squeegeed off the shaving cream residue after each child was done. At home, I would use a rimmed baking sheet or plastic container to corral the mess.


  1. What a nice effect! We'll try this next year!

  2. Thank you, guys! I do hope you try it because it really is fun. Messy...but fun!