With Easter right around the corner, it's an annual struggle when it comes to finding new and inventive ways to decorate eggs.

Kids think that the messier it is, the more fun it is. Mom’s, on the other hand, are worrying about the cleanup process.

Here are five cool ideas for coloring those eggs this year.

Cool-Whip colored Easter Eggs

Be ready for some colored faces! This one tastes great for the little kids who like to put their fingers in their mouths when their hands are the dirtiest. All you need are hard-boiled eggs, Cool-Whip, a spoon, and food dye.

If brighter eggs are preferred, don’t forget your vinegar. Grab a large casserole pan or dish, pour in the Cool-Whip, drop in some food coloring, add vinegar for brighter eggs, and swirl it all together. Next, grab your egg and roll it in the mixture. Keep in mind that you don’t want to mix the color too much because you are trying to keep the swirl style pattern. After coating the egg, let them sit in the fridge for 30 minutes and then rinse them off. Viola! Dyed eggs!

Shaving cream colored Eggs

Using shaving cream to color your Easter Eggs is very similar to the Cool-Whip style. You will need some shaving cream, food coloring, and a spoon. Don’t forget to make sure you boiled your eggs before coloring!

Using a big container, spray in the shaving cream. Add a couple drops of food coloring on top of the shaving cream and then use the spoon to make swirl style colors. Roll the eggs in the shaving cream, making sure the shell is covered. Leave the shaving cream on the eggs and set them aside on paper towels for 20 minutes. Once the timer rings, carefully wipe off the shaving cream off the eggs with a paper towel.

Hot glue

The best part about this idea is that you don’t have to use food coloring. Paint can be used instead. The items needed for this craft are hot glue and gun, hard-boiled eggs, and paint or food coloring. It’s best to plug in the Hot Glue Gun while you are getting everything ready, kind of like the idea of pre-heating the oven for a cake.

Once the hot glue gun is ready, squeeze hot glue on the eggs in lines, swirls, circles, patches, or any design desired. Set the eggs aside until the glue dries. Next, get your paint or food coloring and color your eggs. Once they are colored, let them dry. When the eggs are dry, you can peel off the glue and have a cool design on your eggs.

Sand and Glitter

This one is gritty and sparkly. It’s so simple too. All you need are your hard-boiled eggs, Elmer’s glue, colored sand, and glitter. First, put the colored sand in a container and add the glitter. If more than one color is wanted, use one container for each color. Mix the colored sand and glitter together. Cover the eggs with the glue and roll them in the sand.

Once the eggs are covered, set them aside to dry.

Spider-web eggs

Why leave all the color for just the egg-shell? Add some color and fun to your eggs instead. This one is just as easy as the other ideas given above. Hard-boiled eggs, dark-colored food coloring, and a spoon are needed for this crafty idea. Get your food coloring colors prepared in their containers first. Then take the spoon and lightly crack the shell of the egg. Making little cracks all over. Then drop your eggs into the food coloring. Let the eggs sit in the containers for two and half hours in the fridge. This is the time to pop in a movie with the kids. Once the movie is over, you can peel your eggs and have spider-web style eggs. This adds the fun to eating them.