Shaving Cream Eggs for Easter Tree

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A messy messy activity
ending with a beautiful craft for Easter
shaving cream eggs
Start by adding shaving cream to a pan.
[Henry had troubles pushing it hard enough to make it come out.]
Add food coloring.
easter egg craft
Swirl the colors around.

easter shaving cream egg craft
Swirl some more
[and end up with a not so pretty color]
Build towers.
Add utensils.
[Henry used a fork and knife for creating.]

shaving cream eggs
Once Henry was about to lose interest.
We added more food coloring.
This time, I added the instruction of
only using one finger to swirl the color.
shaving cream egg craft
Once the cream was swirled nicely with color,
we began making our prints!
I have lots of scrap pieces of scrapbook paper.
I picked papers with a variety of colors and textures.
  1. Press paper into the shaving cream mixture.
  2. Scrape the shaving cream off the paper using a squeegee.
    [Henry couldn't press the scraper hard enough to get a clean swipe, so I had to do another pass. It should be free of shaving cream. You could probably just scrape it off with your hand or towel if you don't have a squeegee.]
  3. Add glitter if you’d like. [Henry's likes!]

easter craft for preschoolers
Here’s our pretty swirly papers waiting to dry.
easter craft for kids
Be sure to check out the mess that’s been made.
egg craft for little kids
After a quick clothes change,
the clean up was just as fun!
[I really thought the shaving cream would stick around in the water longer than it did.]

shaving cream easter egg craft
Once the papers dried, I cut out egg shapes.
I cut strips of yarn.
[Henry tried to do the cutting, but his scissors didn't make it easy to do it.]
On the back of each egg,
Henry used a sticker to attach the yarn ends.
shaving cream and eggs
Then Henry decorated our tree!
[check out our Valentine Countdown Tree to see how we made the tree.]
shaving cream easter egg craft

[The glitter stuck better on the textured papers.]
I love the differences in each egg.
shaving cream eggs
messy shaving cream craft
We made way too many eggs, 
The rest Henry put in his basket.
He also is baking them in his oven.
[Something he says Dad does, too.]
Updated to add:
Shortly after I posted this fun activity/craft – so did Little Wonders’ Days! We both had the same idea for a fun Easter craft – she turned her eggs into Easter Cards! Go take a look HERE.



- Henry is 3 years -

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Comments

  1. ~Dawn~ says

    I love this idea. I've been looking for some fun Easter craft ideas for my girls. We did the melting crayons on wax paper for Valentine's Day hearts – but, this looks really fun for Easter Eggs ( a bit messy, but oh well!)

    Thanks for sharing.

    Dawn @ Mom-a-Logues

  2. RedTedArt says

    Oh my! Certainly messy and certainly beautiful! Love the marbled effect and how such a fun play activity turned into lovely Easter decor!

    Thank you for linking up to Kids Get Crafty! Great to see you there and hope you visit again.

    Maggy

  3. Elle Belles Bows says

    You have such clever ideas!

    I really hope E outgrows her stage of not getting messy! Really want to try this!

    Kerri

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  5. OneMOmmy says

    That looks like LOTS of fun! I think my daughter would love it… My son would probably try to eat it. LOL. I might have to try it on a good warm day when I can take her outside during his nap.
    Thanks for a great idea!

  6. jfb57 says

    Well, you did say it was messy! Hi – I've found you via Red Ted Art who thought you might like to link with the Resource Centre which is a resource for teachers. Some of your ideas would be great & there's a badge you can have! I do hope you will pop over! http://t.co/3L9nBUJ

  7. Little Wonders' Days says

    Hi Jamie! I love how the Easter tree turned out and the glitter on the eggs too. Wasn't it a fun mess! You were sweet to mention my post too.

  8. Melissa @ The Chocolate Muffin Tree says

    Looks like they had a lot of fun! I love shaving cream marbling–it is so awesome! Yes, my daughter could easily wait for the glue in this sun catcher, but I kept checking them all the time! KIds are more about the process and sometimes forget about the finished product! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  9. Itsy Bitsy Learners says

    Stopping by from We Teach!

    I am still loving how these eggs turned out too!! LOL We are going to be doing this next week, thanks for inspiring me!

    Alison from Itsy Bitsy Learners

  10. Meri says

    I love this idea, and I am sure my kids would love to try it too! Thanks for the inspiration :)

    Glad to have found you through Serenity Now!
    ~meri

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