Shaving Cream Egg Dye

DIY Easter Egg Dye Project–sounds like fun! But does it work? Is it worth the extra trouble and mess? These are the questions I asked myself as I pinned Shaving Cream Egg Dye to my Holiday board. Although, procrastination is usually my M.O.- I decided to test out this pin and see if it will make the cut for this years’ Easter festivities!

photo The directions for this pin seemed  suspiciously simple.   Could I really get “beautiful marbleized eggs” done quickly, using just shaving cream and food dye? After testing it out, I have concluded -“well, sort of”

I ended up doing this DIY project twice. As it turns out, closely following the directions for this project is key. Step one says “spread” the shaving cream.  In my first attempt, my shaving cream was more of a blob than actually spread out. Therefore the shaving cream went on too thick and the colors blended together.

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The results… photo(3)   were pretty sad looking. I could see the potential, but the first batch were certainly not the vivid, marbleized, eggs I had imagined.

But I wasn’t ready to give up. The second time around I 1) “spread” the shaving cream, 2)added more food coloring, 3) let the colors sit longer (10 minutes) rather than the suggested 3-4).  photo(6) photo(5)

The results were much better than the first attempt. I found that the eggs with the dark colors (blue, red, green) turned out the best.  Also, adding more food color made the eggs more vivid. However, I’m not convinced that this is the best DIY Easter Egg project out there. Luckily, there is still time to experiment before Easter!

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Grade:   Cost:   Time:    

B

Under $10.

15 minutes (not including hard boiling and cooling the eggs)

 
 
Level of Difficulty:  
Easy  
 
What I Would Change:  
1) more food color, 2) increase the wait time from 3-4 minutes to 10 minutes.  
 
Overall Impression:  
The eggs have a cool marbleized effect- however only the darker colors turned out.

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