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How to Dye Eggs with Cool Whip (Whipped Cream)

This fun and easy method to make cool whip eggs is perfect for anyone looking to ditch the traditional dye cups and add a twist to their Easter egg decorating! Using basic household items like whipped cream, food coloring, and vinegar, you will be able to transform boiled eggs into extraordinary marbled masterpieces in just minutes.

Dyeing eggs with Cool Whip gives a tie-dye effect, with swirls of colors. No two eggs will be alike!

The Cool Whip Easter eggs method is very similar to our Shaving Cream eggs method.

This is just one of our 20 fun ways to color eggs!

DIY Shaving Cream


  • Hard Boiled Eggs
  • 16 oz. Cool Whip
  • White Vinegar
  • Liquid Food Dye or Gel Food Coloring (I used this brand)
  • 9 X 13 Baking Dish
  • Large Bowl
  • Paper Towels
  • Rubber Gloves (optional)
  • Toothpicks


Step 1

Add the boiled eggs to a bowl of vinegar and let them sit for about 10 minutes. The amount of vinegar you need will depend on how many eggs you are making. However, you will need the entire egg to be submerged in vinegar.

Eggs boiling in a pot of Cool Whip.

Then remove and pat dry. Let dry fully before dyeing (about 20 minutes).

Helpful Tip: After soaking the eggs, you can pour the vinegar back in another bottle and store it for another use, such as making beet-dyed eggs or tissue paper eggs.

Step 2

Spread the Cool Whip in a 9 X 13 baking dish.

Now here comes the fun part! Add two drops of liquid food coloring (or one drop of gel food coloring) for each color you would like to dye. You will do this is sections across the layer of Cool Whip in the baking dish.

A tray of frosted cake decorated with red and blue drops of food coloring, with a striped towel and Cool Whip eggs in the background.

You can choose small sections of one color each, or small sections of multi-colors. Instead of doing small sections, you can add food coloring to the entire baking dish. The choice is yours.

Using a toothpick, swirl the food dye into the Cool Whip.

Marbled paint design being swirled with a wooden stick on a white background with red, blue, and black paint drops on Cool Whip eggs.

Step 3

Put on a pair of rubber gloves if you don’t want your hands stained from the food dye.

Place one egg in each section of Cool Whip and roll it around in the whipped cream until it is completely covered. Let the eggs sit for at least 10-15 minutes.

Six eggs nestled on top of colorful swirls of Cool Whip in preparation for Easter egg decorating.

Step 4

Remove the eggs from the Cool Whip. Using toothpicks can help to get the eggs out of the whipped cream without messing up the coloring.

Person dyeing an egg with swirls of red and white color for Easter decoration using Cool Whip.

Rinse the eggs gently with water but DO NOT rub them!

Place on a paper towel to completely dry for about 20 minutes.

Colorful marbled Cool Whip eggs arranged on a fluffy white background with purple decorations.

Helpful Tips I Learned While Doing This DIY Project

  • Liquid food coloring is my preferred method. If you want to use a gel food coloring, only use one drop per cup.
  • Gel dye colors are much stronger than the liquid dyes, so remember a little goes a long way!
  • We made two dozen eggs with one tub of Cool Whip.
  • You can use any size baking dish that you would like. Just keep the depth of the whipped cream to about 1 inch.
  • The eggs can be put in the refrigerator as you are waiting for them to dye in the Cool Whip.
  • Do not leave the eggs in the Cool Whip overnight or it will start to eat away at the shell.
A basket containing colorful Easter eggs with a prominent pink and white Cool Whip egg in the foreground.

Are Eggs Dyed with Cool Whip Edible?

Yes, you can eat Cool Whip eggs, however you want to eat them immediately. Allowing the Cool Whip dye mixture to sit on the egg shells for too long will start to eat into the shell. 

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