Swirl Easter Eggs ~ How to dye Easter Eggs with shaving cream

03/03/2014 12:00 pm · 190 comments

by Sarah A Thrifty Mom

How to Dye Easter Eggs with Shaving Cream

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TIP: if you are worried about the shaving cream getting into the egg shell, you can do the same process with cool whip and food color.

Every Easter we think of fun ways for the kids to enjoy dying and coloring their Easter Eggs. When you Dye Easter Eggs with shaving cream, the kids can get right in there and have fun in the shaving cream.  And the shaving cream will actually even help clean up the mess afterwards. And second to the fun tie dye colors on the eggs, the shaving cream is so cheap! You can pick up the shaving cream in most stores for under a buck! Make sure it is shaving cream and not shaving gel. The gel will not work like the shaving cream will.

Here is how you can dye Easter eggs with shaving cream to make swirl Easter eggs.

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First get the normal food coloring out of your cabinets. Or make sure you pick up the cheap liquid food coloring dye at the store.

Get one or two cans of shaving cream – remember it has to say cream, the shaving gel will not work.

A glass pan or flat bottom bowl or dish to roll the eggs in. A metal pan will work too if you don’t have glass, it is just the glass will not absorb the color like the small pits and scratches in metal might.

You can follow the directions on the back of the food coloring dye to make fun new colors. Make sure you place it in a glass cup or small bowl so it wont leave a stain behind.

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Next spray a layer of shaving cream in the bottom of the glass pan. You only need it no deeper then one inch. Anything more then that will just be wasted.

Spread the shaving cream some what smooth so the coloring does not run down steep slopes and pool together.

Then with as many colors as you want to use, we found between 2-4 works best or it just blends together too much and creates brown or ugly green.

Place the drops of the food coloring in random spots all over the layer of shaving cream. The more random the better the colors will swirl.

Next with a thin toothpick, or a small narrow stick or even a lollipop stick, drag the stick through the shaving cream in random lines. Large swirls and loops will give the layering effect.

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Once you have the swirls the way you think looks great, place the Easter Egg in the shaving cream on one end.

Gently roll the Easter Egg in a straight line from one side to the other.
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Carefully pick up the Easter Egg and gently place it on cardboard so it will not roll.

You can leave it there till the shaving cream starts to dry up. Usually about 5-10 minutes and you can then clean it.

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To clean it take a paper towel and gently dry off the shaving cream off the egg.

Don’t worry the food coloring has already done its magic.

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After you have all the eggs cleaned off and dried, now you can roll them around and check out your artistic work!

Our kids enjoyed every part. With the old tablets and vinegar, they always got bored and thought it smelled.

Using shaving cream our kids thought it smelled great and had fun at every part of the project!

Getting to watch the shaving cream fly out of the can when they sprayed it into the pans, and then even had fun smoothing it all out.

It was fun for us to watch them strategically place each dot of food coloring.

They will tell you the best part was the rolling it in the cream and then the drying part when they got to see their fun work!How to dye eggs with shaving cream, Shaving Cream SWIRL eggs, Easter Eggs, #Easter, How to make swirled easter eggs

So make it a fun night with your kids. Share this with your family and learn how to dye Easter Eggs with shaving cream. They will make fun bright designs that will win any Easter Egg coloring contest out there!

And then when you are all done you have some fun looking eggs ready for egg salad sandwiches, potato salad and all the fun things you can make with hard boiled eggs!

Make sure you share this with your friends, Share it on Pinterest (hoover over a photo) and save it to your Facebook timeline for later!

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Christine Habeger March 21, 2014 at 12:12 pm

JENNIFER HABEGER

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Andrea Westra Roerdink March 20, 2014 at 4:14 am

Looks fun!

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Shelby Dailey March 19, 2014 at 9:45 pm

Can’t wait to try this!

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Samantha Wells March 19, 2014 at 7:38 pm

Olivia Graham our new way to dye eggs!

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Lindsey Kennedy-Sita March 19, 2014 at 2:50 pm

Caitlin Muro–art class!

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Joy Richards Ickes March 19, 2014 at 1:49 pm

You got it!!!!!

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Corene Ann March 19, 2014 at 11:20 am

Chris Harley Joy Richards Ickes lets dye some eggs when we get up to Georgia!

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Belinda Faulk Messinese March 19, 2014 at 9:33 am

I’m going to try this

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Jamie Cigich March 18, 2014 at 10:37 pm

Will gel food coloring work? They didn’t have regular at walmart..

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Betty Joe Landowski March 18, 2014 at 8:23 pm

Betty. Joe.

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Dora LoCascio Wiggs March 18, 2014 at 11:53 am

Doesn’t the egg absorb some of the shaving cream? I know when I have used vinegar and the tablets some of the dye has seeped through the shell and onto the egg. I’m not talking about cracked eggs.

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Dyan McDevitt March 18, 2014 at 10:18 am

Use cool whip it works great

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Dyan McDevitt March 18, 2014 at 10:18 am

Just don’t eat them

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Jennifer Reger Petroskey March 18, 2014 at 5:10 am

Did this last year and was completely disappointed….the color was very dull and we had even bought the “neon” food coloring! Will never do the again!

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NicoleColley March 18, 2014 at 4:07 am

Shaving cream is non toxic you can eat it and be fine if you eat a lot of it you can end up with a tummy ache so eating these wont hurt you. My daughter ate some once I called the poisons hot line and they assured me that she will be fine these things are meant to be put on the skin so they are not harmful

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Sue Bartley March 18, 2014 at 3:53 am

Can cool whip be used?

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Renea Forsythe March 17, 2014 at 11:06 pm

We did that when my nephews were young, but the cats rolled a few of them under the furniture; not good we finally found them by the smell. We went to plastic eggs from then until the youngest grew out of it.

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Bridgett Huitt March 17, 2014 at 8:09 pm

Hillary Hall Alexander

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Angela Brock March 17, 2014 at 5:30 pm

ik thats what i was thinking. do a little egg hunt at the house

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Susan Rose March 17, 2014 at 4:38 pm

We should do those, Angela Brock!

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Angela Brock March 17, 2014 at 2:42 pm

Susan Rose

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Naomi Penrod March 17, 2014 at 12:17 pm

Rebecca, Melinda, Heidi, Sina have a look at this idea…… :)

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Melissa Mitchell March 17, 2014 at 9:39 am

Egg shells are porous, they have thousands of tiny holes that allows oxygen in and moisture to escape. Eggs can absorb the chemicals. It looks like a fun way to decorate but I wouldn’t eat them. Google it!!

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Eugene Smith March 17, 2014 at 9:05 am

Heather Johnson-Smith

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Dina Bushrod March 17, 2014 at 7:53 am

I’m Gonna try it

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Kim Dunlap-Board March 17, 2014 at 7:08 am

Gonna try this!

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Jeana Curtis-Stromer March 17, 2014 at 5:44 am

Jennifer Tikka lets do this when I’m there

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Lynn Renzi Erb March 17, 2014 at 3:58 am

The shaving cream does not penetrate the shell unless maybe the egg has a crack. Toss the cracked eggs but all others are safe to eat.

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Joseph Simeon March 17, 2014 at 12:31 am

I’m down:)

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Vanessa Frost March 17, 2014 at 12:09 am

Joseph Simeon lets do this

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Vicki Goff Holmes March 16, 2014 at 11:26 pm

Great idea!

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A Thrifty Mom March 16, 2014 at 11:01 pm

you can eat these too the shaving cream just wipes off..we ate all of ours..

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Anna Bloedel March 16, 2014 at 10:50 pm

Such a great idea!!! Definitely trying this!

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Kendra D. Schray March 16, 2014 at 10:38 pm

Of course! Thanks for the reminder, I had forgotten about doing this until seeing your post! The kids loved it last year!!!

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A Thrifty Mom March 16, 2014 at 10:26 pm

THANKS for the tip!

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Kendra D. Schray March 16, 2014 at 10:22 pm

Works with whipped cream too; a better option so you can still eat the eggs!!!

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A Thrifty Mom March 16, 2014 at 10:20 pm

They turn out SO COOL

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Becca Horn March 16, 2014 at 7:14 pm

This is a cool idea, but with the amount you would need it’s still cheaper to buy plain old white vinegar and the tabs. In my mind anyway.

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Nancy Peterson March 16, 2014 at 12:43 pm

Diane Muellner

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Paula Adkins March 15, 2014 at 8:10 am

We did this last year as well and they did not turn out. Very disappointing.

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Sonia Gay Buterbaugh March 13, 2014 at 3:08 am

Wish had little ones an I would try cool whip

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Michelle Sweet March 10, 2014 at 6:23 pm

Jo Peters, I like the idea off trying this with cool whip.

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Donna Wied March 10, 2014 at 4:36 pm

That’s pretty cool. The kids will love it.

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Leta Brittain March 10, 2014 at 11:02 am

Love it. Can’t wait to try it. Looks like fun.

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Sara McCarthy March 10, 2014 at 10:02 am

Stacy Newcomer Grim mine didnt either i was dissappointed

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Stacy Newcomer Grim March 10, 2014 at 8:33 am

We did this last year and they did NOT turn out like that.

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Jessica-Ray Davidson Helper March 10, 2014 at 7:38 am

Yes cool whip works! We did this last year with cool whip:)

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Michelle Lagstrom March 10, 2014 at 6:13 am

Check walmart for plastic dying eggs in the Easter section. :-) that way, you can do regular eggs to eat and the plastic eggs for fun!

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Jennifer Bruce March 10, 2014 at 1:47 am

Where can I buy the mccormick spice food colouring? Xx

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Laura Cava March 10, 2014 at 12:39 am

Lisa Ann Cava Pandolfi,
Do these with the kiddies!

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MikeandLinda Weber March 10, 2014 at 12:22 am

Would cool whip work instead of shaving cream? That way you can eat the eggs?

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Sabrina Gonder March 9, 2014 at 10:51 pm

Great idea as long as you don’t want to eat the eggs.

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Gayle Hebert March 9, 2014 at 10:27 pm

Thisa Sonnier

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A Thrifty Mom March 9, 2014 at 9:04 pm

FUN and EASY

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MaLisha Daniel March 9, 2014 at 9:01 pm

Oh wow !

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Jennifer Elaine Neal-kiser March 9, 2014 at 8:56 pm

MaLisha Daniel

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A Thrifty Mom March 9, 2014 at 8:56 pm

FUN project to do with the kids

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A Thrifty Mom March 9, 2014 at 8:56 pm

LIKE SHARE or PIN so you can remember how to make them later

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Ria 'Re' Dalton March 9, 2014 at 11:09 am

this would be good on Things to do with the kids in Kent

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Susan Mcewen March 7, 2014 at 3:32 pm

I know my friend Jane will try this….(mom of the Year)

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Lanae Buzzell Manser March 7, 2014 at 6:25 am

Are they still safe to eat?

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Alexis Dill March 6, 2014 at 11:38 pm

We did these last year. Soooo messy

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Darlene Petersen March 6, 2014 at 10:45 pm

Natalie Nichols Petersen

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Darlene Petersen March 6, 2014 at 10:45 pm

Miranda Petersen Briggs

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A Thrifty Mom March 6, 2014 at 10:31 pm

Fun project to do with the kids

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Crafty Tami March 5, 2014 at 7:57 pm

Perhaps this would be healthier if done with whipped cream rather than shaving cream.

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Mary Lynn Dalton March 5, 2014 at 12:23 pm

Tie Dye Easter eggs. What do you know?

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Lori Featherby March 5, 2014 at 5:35 am

That’s awesome!

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Wanda Burnell March 5, 2014 at 4:32 am

please Google shaving cream ingredients – you won’t want to eat these – I definitely wouldn’t feed them to kids!

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Wanda Burnell March 5, 2014 at 4:26 am

You might want to Google the ingredients in shaving cream – I’ll stick with the vinegar method. Shaving cream – Propolene glycol is a humectant like glycerin, but unlike glycerin, it’s more frequently found in antifreeze and brake fluid. Triethanolamine, better known as TEA, is an emulsifying agent, meaning it helps keep the oil and water from separating. It’s also a very controversial ingredient in the cosmetic industry because not only is it a skin irritant, but many formulas containing TEA are found to be contaminated with nitrosamines, which are linked to cancer. Sodium lauryl sulphate (SLS) and sodium laureth sulphate (SLES) are two more controversial skincare ingredients. These make a great lather, but they also have a number of health implications. Lauryl mimics estrogen, which is especially problematic for women, and laureth often hosts a known carcinogen called dioxane.

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Jennifer Nolan March 4, 2014 at 9:23 pm

Tried ;last year, pretty but oh so messy :/

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Tiffany McKnight March 4, 2014 at 6:03 pm

Marlene Timlin :)

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Michelle Wilson March 4, 2014 at 4:10 pm

May try this include of buying dye this year..

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Jean Hall March 4, 2014 at 1:42 pm

Jenny Hall- Pelletier

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Candy Edwards Lovins March 4, 2014 at 1:12 pm

Brandi Lovins Guidry Rosie Lovins Amber Oldham cute idea

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Stephanie Taboada March 4, 2014 at 12:38 pm

Diana Rodriguez

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A Thrifty Mom March 4, 2014 at 12:30 pm

Yes rubber gloves are a GOOD THING when you make these

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Raeann Rigsby March 4, 2014 at 12:10 pm

We did this say thing but used whip cream so we could still enjoy the hard boiled eggs.

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Abby Alviar Rivera March 4, 2014 at 12:06 pm

That’s what I was thinking^

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Cynthia Morgan Sommer March 4, 2014 at 12:06 pm

Is it still safe to eat the egg? I mean, is there anything in the shaving cream that might be toxic? The shells are porous to an extent. ??

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Sarah A Thrifty Mom March 5, 2014 at 1:28 pm

Yup totally safe

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Tara Jenson March 4, 2014 at 12:05 pm

We did these last year. It was messy, but they turned out pretty and the kids had fun. Who doesn’t like getting messy every once in a while? :)

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Tina Littlebitsmom Sudezko March 4, 2014 at 11:57 am

Katelynn Sudezko

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A Thrifty Mom March 4, 2014 at 11:56 am

They turned out really pretty

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A Thrifty Mom March 4, 2014 at 11:55 am

No you could do it with a raw egg or a blown outl egg

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Diana Miranda March 4, 2014 at 11:52 am

Do they have to be boiled eggs?? We make cascarones, empty eggs filled with confetti. :-)

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Tammy M. Herr March 4, 2014 at 11:51 am

Love this!

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A Thrifty Mom March 4, 2014 at 11:47 am

Pin so you can remember how to make them later

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A Thrifty Mom March 4, 2014 at 11:47 am

My kids had so much fun making these, the colors are amazing!

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Betty Lynn Lloid Lininger March 4, 2014 at 11:44 am

Samantha McLean We Have to try this 😀

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Crafty Tami March 4, 2014 at 8:59 am

They’re so pretty! I noticed in your picture that you used a sensitive skin formula of shaving cream, but the instructions didn’t specify that this was important. I’m guessing that a sensitive skin formula would be fragrance-free which might be important. I haven’t tried it, but I would imagine that most “regular” shaving creams could leave the eggshells with a yucky (menthol=gross!) scent that could even permeate through the shell and affect the egg.

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Lynn Towe March 4, 2014 at 6:37 am

cool

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Jenn Price March 4, 2014 at 5:17 am

Krista Sherer

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David Tornabene March 4, 2014 at 4:47 am

Yes! Aline Autenrieth thanks!

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Terry Abrahamsen March 4, 2014 at 4:14 am

Thanks!

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Nadine Osborne March 4, 2014 at 3:07 am

They’re pretty! Pinned. Thank you for sharing.

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kanaioe March 4, 2014 at 12:48 am

Those look absolutely amazing!  This might be a silly question, but does the scent of the shaving cream not permeate the shells and affect the taste of the eggs at all?  Thank you so much for this idea!

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Debbie-Leigh Reiger March 3, 2014 at 10:13 pm

Coloured eggs are notorious for bleeding through. Lovely idea but not with shaving cream. Maybe something like rich’s whip?

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Rachael Lydick March 3, 2014 at 9:53 pm

Whipped cream sounds better bc I am a bit worried about eating eggs that were in shaving cream.

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Sheryl Lynn March 3, 2014 at 9:49 pm

use whipped cream instead! Its fun but messy.

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A Thrifty Mom March 3, 2014 at 9:14 pm

I love the swirls and colors

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