how to dye easter eggs

How to Dye Easter Eggs with Cool Whip

This is one of our favorite ways to dye Easter eggs! Learn how to dye Easter eggs with cool whip and see how cool and galaxy looking they are.

This idea was inspired by a similar concept of using shaving cream to dye Easter Eggs.  Only we decided to show you how to dye Easter Eggs with cool whip instead!  Knowing that the shell of the egg is a semipermeable membrane, which means that air and moisture can pass through its pores, I wasn’t sure how I felt about shaving cream seeping into the egg.  Plus, whip cream just sounds like a lot more fun and a lot tastier for the process!

How to Dye Easter Eggs with Cool Whip

Dying Easter eggs with cool whip is really simple and the results are so fun!  Plus, it’s easy for kids and they love it!  You get what looks like a galaxy Easter egg or marbled Easter egg, depending on the colors you use.

How to Dye Easter Eggs with Cool Whip

If you are going for the galaxy look, go heavy on the blues, purples and reds.

How to Dye Easter Eggs with Cool Whip

How to Dye Easter Eggs with Whip Cream

You’ll only need a few ingredients for this project:

  • Hard Boiled Eggs
  • Liquid or Gel Food Colors
  • Multiple Tubs of Cool Whip (We used 3 and made 2 different batches)
  • A Tray for dying the eggs in
  • A spoon if you want to keep your hands clean (totally optional though)
  • A straw of knife for swirling

How to Dye Easter Eggs with Cool Whip

First, you will scoop the whip cream into your tray.  We did 2 separate trays for 2 different looks.  Then you’ll drop different food colors randomly into the whip cream.

How to Dye Easter Eggs with Cool Whip

Next, you’ll take your straw or knife and swirl the colors around.  You don’t want to mix them up too much or they will start to blend and be a big blob of colors.  Just a few swirls should do the trick.

How to Dye Easter Eggs with Cool Whip

Then you’ll coat each egg in the mixture.  Just a quick cover of the entire egg, no need to mix it up too well because you don’t want the colors to all mix together.  If you don’t want your fingers messy, you can use a spoon to cover the mixture over the egg.

How to Dye Easter Eggs with Cool Whip

Once all the eggs are covered, let them sit for 10 – 30 minutes.

How to Dye Easter Eggs with Cool Whip

When they are done sitting, just rinse them all off and check out how cool they turned out!  Since you used whip cream instead of shaving cream, they are perfectly safe to eat!

How to Dye Easter Eggs with Cool Whip

We had a really fun time dying these eggs and love the way they turned out!

How to Dye Easter Eggs with Cool Whip   How to Dye Easter Eggs with Cool Whip

Watch the full tutorial here:


We would love to hear your favorite ways to dye Easter eggs to try for next year! Find more Easter fun ideas and crafts to do with your family!

how to dye easter eggs with whip cream



  1. oh so super fun, our grandkids are older now and we are so happy to be able to enjoy them this year. Dyeing eggs will be super fun thanks for sharing your experience

  2. Awe, this is such a cool idea and grandma can sit back and watch. haha My grandchildren are into planets and I think they will like making these. I just have to remember which colors to go heavy on. I enjoy doing things a little bit different each year.

  3. Cool Whip! What an awesome idea. I can see how this will minimize the clean up after the fact too.
    I predict some little boys in my house will try this out this year!

  4. This is such a fun and creative project to complete with kids. I know that my nieces and nephews would really love this, especially the mixing of the colors!

  5. This is a really creative and fun idea, especially for kids at Easter. You could do a really cool egg hunt with these!

  6. The kids to this each year with their grandma and they used leaves and other items from the garden to make beautiful patterns.

  7. I’ve tried dying with different things like green tea, turmeric, paprika, berry tea, etc. before. Very subtle colors usually. I think these turned out very cute & love that it’s whipped cream instead of shaving cream!

  8. I’ve always wanted to try this with my girls. I think they would have so much fun with it. Yours turned out really nice. I love the pink/purple/blue colors.

  9. Oh, my goodness!! She is so adorable. and It seems that she really enjoys dying eggs. That is such a perfect activity for kids this Easter Egg.

  10. This is amazing! I had no idea this would work! This will be my son’s first Easter and I’m a first time mom so I was wondering how I would feel about dying the eggs and being clean/free of harsh chemicals and such. This is such a great solutions! James is 6 months old but I might dye some eggs anyway using this! Why not? Parents can have fun too right? Haha Thanks for sharing!

  11. Heya i am for the first time here. I came across this board and I find It truly useful & it helped me out a lot. I hope to give something back and aid others like you helped me.

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