One of my favorite childhood activities was creating beautiful painted Easter Eggs. My sister and I would sit side by side at the dining table and create the most beautiful eggs ever. Well, they probably weren’t but our mom always told us they were. My boys have spent their childhood painting, coloring, and dying Easter Eggs each Spring as well. Now that they are older, I am happy to sit with my niece and create pretty pastel colored eggs. This year we decided to make a Shaving Cream Painted Easter Egg Craft.
Try our cracked dragon eggs craft project, too!
Shaving Cream Painted Easter Egg Craft
- Eggs – Hard boiled, raw, blown out, or even paper mâché or wooden.
- Non toxic shaving cream.
- Food coloring.
Part of the fun of this project is making the paint! Get messy and have fun with it! Squirt a little bit of shaving cream on a paper plate. Add a few drops of food coloring and mix to create a foam paint. Create as many colors as you would like to paint with. Mix the food coloring and shaving cream together to fully incorporate the food coloring. This is a great opportunity to teach little ones about mixing primary colors to create secondary colors. Red and yellow make orange, and yellow and blue make green, etc.
Once you have mixed your colors, dip and roll the eggs in the foam paint. Remember to get messy and have fun. We rolled the eggs in all of the colors. Allow the eggs to sit in the foam paint for several minutes before washing the paint off. The longer the eggs sit in the paint, the brighter the colors will be.
We used empty eggs for this project. To do this, use a needle to poke holes in the top and bottom of an egg. Then, blow the yolk and egg white out of the egg. You can blow it into a bowl and use the eggs in a recipe so you don’t waste it. Then, run warm water through the egg shell to clean it out. You can use these eggs as decorations in you home throughout the Easter holiday season too!
That’s it! I hope you enjoyed making your Shaving Cream Painted Easter Egg Craft!