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Whipped Cream Dyed Easter Eggs

With Easter just around the corner, what better way to get into the festive spirit than by dyeing some Easter eggs with your little one?

Last year, we opted for the traditional boxed Easter egg dye, but I found myself constantly on edge, worried about the mess and potential spills. It made for a stressful experience, to say the least.

This year, I decided to take a different approach and try something new: natural dyeing with whipped cream! Not only was it a sensory and sugary delight for my son Lennox, but the setup and cleanup were a breeze.

Join us as we walk you through our DIY toddler-friendly whipped cream dyed Easter egg adventure below! Get ready for a mess-free and enjoyable Easter egg decorating experience that the whole family will love.

Inside: Looking for a toddler-friendly and sensory way to dye Easter eggs this year? Why not try this whipped cream dyed Easter eggs recipe!

Ingredients for whipped cream dyed easter eggs

  • Eggs
  • Whipped Cream
  • Gel Food Coloring- I bought this set of 12, becuase there is so many fun kids’ activities that you can do with food coloring
  • Water
  • Vinegar
  • Bowls/pan

Step 1:

Boil your eggs.

Once your water comes to a boil, boil your eggs for 7-10 minutes, depending on the size of the egg.

Step 2:

Once your eggs are done boiling, either let them cool, or replace water with ice water to chill them faster.

Step 3:

Soak your eggs in vinegar.

This step is important if you want the food coloring to stick to the egg. If not, your egg will be left with a very faded color of the dye.

Step 4:

While the eggs are soaking in vinegar, prepare the whipped cream dye.

To dye plain colors, use individual bowls and add a dollop of whipped cream to each. Then, add one or two drops of food coloring to each bowl. With a fork, blend the color with the whipped cream. To give it a tye-dye look do not blend it completely.

Related: 25 Easter Printables for Preschoolers

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To dye with multicolors, cover a pan with whip cream. In sections, add food coloring and blend only into that section as you can see below.

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Step 5:

Once your eggs are done bathing in the vinegar, dry them with a paper towel. Dump—or save the vinegar for future sensory play use— and put the eggs into the bowl.

Then, give them to your toddler and let the fun begin!

Step 6:

Dye away!

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Lennox had so much fun rolling the eggs around in the whipped cream dye. He had even more fun licking his hands once he found out how scrumdiddlyumptious it was.

Step 7:

Once your toddler is satisfied with his work, or starts beating his eggs or throwing them around, place them into a bowl of cold water.

This step is important to seep the dye’s color into the egg’s shell.

Step 8

Place your eggs in the refrigerator to dry.

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There you have it, beautiful dyed eggs, with zero (or an easy-to-clean) mess. With these whipped cream dyed easter eggs, you won’t have to worrying about cleaning up dyed little fingers from all of the surfaces.

Instead you can sit back, and watch your toddler have some sweet and sensory fun with a beautiful outcome!

As always, thanks for reading. Let me know what you think of these whipped cream dyed eggs in the comments below. If you decide to do them, find us on Instagram or Facebook, and tag us using the handle #lorenaylennox. We would love to see your artwork!!!

Also, if you haven’t gotten your free Easter printables in Spanish yet, you can do so here. Even if you or your kiddos don’t speak Spanish, they are some fun activities that can occupy part of your day during these crazy quarantined times.


Monday 25th of March 2024

Hello. I stumbled upon your blog while looking for Easter activities for my grandkids. They're ages are 18 months and 15 months. I like this idea for using whipped cream to color eggs. May I ask how old your son was when you did this with him? I'm having a hard time finding things for young toddlers. Thanks for your time.


Thursday 28th of March 2024

Hello Birgit,

I did this activity with my son when almost two and three years old!

I hope your grandkids enjoy this activity if you decide to do it.

Some more fun activities I did with my son at that age was:

Add Easter window clings Sort peep marshmallows by colors Egg toss with plastic eggs Made some Easter baked goods!

Hope this helps!


Saturday 23rd of March 2024

Hello there How long should the eggs stay in the vinegar? Thanks so muc! Can’t wait to do this with my toddler twins :)


Thursday 28th of March 2024

Hi Kassandra!

They eggs don't need to sit too long in the vinegar. Just make sure to put the in the vinegar and cover the whole egg by twirling it around a few times.