How to Dye Easter Eggs with Cool Whip

It’s an extremely fun and messy way to dye Easter eggs, but using Cool Whip and food coloring is the new way to make it happen! A kid favorite with no shaving cream required.

Why Use Cool Whip to Dye Easter Eggs?

I’m sure you’ve seen different reels, stories, YouTube tutorials and pins related to all the different ways you can dye Easter eggs. In the last few years, cool whip, whipped cream or even shaving cream has been all the rage. It because popular for it’s simple, fun, messy method and amazingly colorful and unique designs.

Out of the three egg dying methods we tried this year, this was the favorite by far between our nine kids. Yes, we have nine kids between our two families!

Cool Whip vs Whipped Cream (or Cool Whip)

I’ve been on the fence about using shaving cream to dye Easter Eggs, so I did my best to look up any information about whether or not this what actually a safe method. What did I find? A whole lot of people giving their opinions. (I suppose that’s what 90% of the internet is these days…)

No real medical or scientific studies have actually been done to test the shaving cream method. So, we will use Cool Whip or Whipped Cream to dye our Easter Eggs. Why? Because they give the exact same results without all the worry. Cool whip is a food, so no need to worry. Added bonus? Our kids got to lick their fingers when they were done dying their eggs. 🙂


Main Items Needed

This list is quite small, but mighty!

  • Hard Boiled Eggs– white eggs get you clear, crisp colors, while brown eggs will get darker, muted tones. Both are beautiful! This is just a preference thing.
  • Whipped Topping– I find one 16 oz container is great for dying 12-18 eggs.
  • Liquid Food Coloring– the liquid color transfers and swirls a little easier than the gel food coloring.

How to Dye Easter Eggs Using Cool Whip

Step 1: Spread Cool Whip on Cookie Sheet

Defrost your container of Cool Whip and spread it onto a cookie sheet, a half sheet pan (with sides) or a large dinner plate. We ended up using two 16-oz containers to dye about three dozen eggs.

Step 2: Add the Liquid Food Coloring

Drip the colors onto the cool whip either in a line or randomly across the cool whip (or whipped cream). Using a toothpick, butter knife or the back of a spoon, swirl the color into the cool whip without actually mixing it in. You want to create swirls that will create amazing designs onto the eggs.

Step 3: Roll the Eggs in the Cool Whip

Here’s where the fun happens! Take your hard boiled eggs and roll them around in that colored whipped topping to create colorful swirls. Once there is enough color, place them in a coffee filter and let them sit 10-15 minutes.

Step 4: Rinse and Dry

After your eggs have had enough time to let that color soak into their shells, rinse the whipped topping off and air dry. Voila! Beautiful, colorful Easter eggs that were dyed using Cool Whip.

For a Brighter Color Transfer, READ THIS!

If you follow our directions, you will get pretty pastel colors on your Easter eggs. If you want more vibrant colors, here’s how to do that:

After you have hard boiled your eggs, you will soak them in white vinegar for 10 minutes. I know that sounds crazy, but the vinegar on the shell allows it to hold onto the color better. This is what will give you those brighter colors with the really fun swirls, thanks to the whipped topping. Now… time to have fun coloring those Easter eggs!

Other Methods for Coloring Easter Eggs

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