How to make marbled easter eggs

Fun way to paint your Easter eggs fast and easy. I used shaving cream and food coloring to give them this nice marble pattern.  Because of how easy this is, this would also be great to do with children.  


  • Baking tray
  • Shaving cream
  • Food coloring
  • Wooden skewer
  • Paper towels
  • Knife or ruler

You probably already have all the materials you need at home.

Step 1, the shaving cream

Spread a thin layer of shaving cream on a baking tray and make it smooth using the knife or ruler. I used a ruler because it’s longer and would go faster.

Make sure to spread it out thin, when you do it too thick the results aren’t going to be as nice.

Add some color

Add drops of food coloring on the shaving cream and use a wooden skewer to make swirls in it.

I had no idea that my shaving cream would be colored, it does look nice but I wonder if stays on the outside.
The light purple color isn’t visible on this picture, but you’ll see it later on.

Make as many swirls as you like, and use as many colors as you want. You just don’t want to overdo it and you don’t want to leave a thick drop of food coloring.

Roll the egg through the cream

Grab one of your hard boiled eggs and carefully roll it through the shaving cream. The thinner your shaving cream is spread out, the better the result is going to be.

Use gloves with this step so you don’t get the food coloring on your hand. I forgot this and have stains on my hand, which I will be gone soon.

Leave the eggs for 10 to 15 minutes in the shaving cream, that way the colors will be brighter.

Marbled Easter eggs

DIY marbled Easter eggs

WIpe it off

Use a paper towel (or two) to wipe off the shaving cream. After you wiped the shaving cream off, the egg is dry and you’re done.

When wiping the shaving cream off, you’ll also need to wear gloves. You really don’t want to walk around with stained hands

When your first egg is done you can go on with the rest, do one egg at a time.

Use the knife or ruler to make the shaving cream smooth again. Add some more colors and start again with the swirls.

The eggs I used here are hard boiled eggs which  we’re going to eat.
I’m going to take some more, but for the next marbled Easter eggs I’m going to use empty egg shells. That way I can use them for decoration and use them next year again.

DIY marbled Easter eggs

You can blow out your eggs yourself or buy some, I think it might be fun to do myself so I’m going to give it a try soon.

Easy DIY marbled Easter eggs

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