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The 1 bathroom item you need to create the prettiest Easter eggs

Looking for a new way to decorate Easter eggs? Try this easy trick.
by Anna De Souza / / Source: TODAY
Decorate Easter eggs
It's so easy!Anna De Souza / TODAY

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Instead of making a trip to the crafts store to buy an Easter egg-dying kit, keep cozy in your slippers and make a trek to your bathroom and pantry instead.

Did you know that shaving cream and regular food dye can create gorgeous marbled eggs in no time? Plus, it's a lot of fun!

We love this method to give Easter eggs a pretty and sophisticated look. Shaving cream lets you float the colors in a swirled pattern that creates a sort of tie-dye effect.

Out of shaving cream? Reach for Cool Whip instead. It works just as well, though you may need to be a bit more cautious when you rinse the eggs since it leaves an oily film behind.

This is a perfect last-minute DIY if you have some company under the age of 12, but it's honestly a great project for all ages!

Pro tips: We found that the reds and pinks dye the eggs a lot faster, so allow the greens and blues to sit for a little longer. One hour seems to be the optimal amount of time overall to let them rest on your counter before giving them a bath.

What you'll need:

  • Shaving cream (not the gel variety)
  • Food coloring
  • Muffin tin
  • Hard-boiled eggs
  • Spoon
  • Toothpicks

What you'll do:

1. Fill each muffin tin cup with shaving cream and smooth it out with the back of a spoon.

Easter eggs decoration ideas
You can also use Cool Whip and traditional Easter egg dye if you prefer.Anna De Souza

2. Add 2-3 drops of varying colors to the shaving cream.

3. Swirl colors with a toothpick.

Easter decorations
Don't swirl too much, or your eggs won't have a marbled effect!Anna De Souza / TODAY

4. Place an egg into each cup, using the spoon to gently coat it with the colored shaving cream.

(Food coloring stains, so learn from our mistake and put on gloves if you're tempted to use your hands!)

Easter eggs
They look like colorful clouds!Anna De Souza / TODAY

5. Let eggs sit for one hour.

6. Next, give them a bath! Gently rinse away shaving cream to reveal a tie-dyed marvel.

Easter DIY ideas
Don't be afraid to experiment with colors.Anna De Souza / TODAY

Now you're ready to roll. Eggs-tremely easy, right?

Here's where to get all the supplies you need to hack your eggs this Easter:

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