Shaving Cream Easter Eggs

I can’t believe Easter is almost here!  I remember as a little girl dying Easter eggs with my grandparents every year.  But, with these little boys the traditional cup method of dying Easter eggs is definitely not an option.  There would be vinegar food coloring splattered everyyyyywhere.  I saw the shaving cream method on Pinterest last year and decided to try it out with the boys this year.

Fun, easy DIY shaving cream Easter eggs, perfect for those younger kiddos.

Look at these sweet little boys!!!  All the {heart eye} emojis.

Fun, easy DIY shaving cream Easter eggs, perfect for those younger kiddos.

You guys, can you even believe how BEAUTIFUL these turned out?? I mean the colors are just gorgeous.  I let Liam pick his own color combinations and surprisingly no eggs turned into a gross brown color.  AND this is SO SO EASY.  Now, we had a smallish big disaster with a wall and Charlie.  So, I’m thinking stick to an older toddler, haha.  More explained below.

We used Gel Food Colors.  Only because that’s all we had on hand.  But, I think they turned out great just because of how bright the colors are naturally and that translated well to the Easter eggs.  Any food coloring would work.  I had some Barbasol shaving cream.  Why?  I have no idea.  But there it was in my craft bin.  Again, any white shaving cream works.
Fun, easy DIY shaving cream Easter eggs, perfect for those younger kiddos.

I started using glass containers, but, by the end I was using paper plates.  And I suggest using paper plates or bowls.  Just have the kiddos (or adults if you’re less messy than me) drop some food coloring into a little pile of shaving cream.  I didn’t measure anything but I would guess about a tennis ball size amount of shaving cream and as much coloring as the kiddos want.  This is a pretty good example of one color amount.  A little goes a long way:

Fun, easy DIY shaving cream Easter eggs, perfect for those younger kiddos.

Next, you need some type of “stirrer”.  I had Liam using Q-tips and paint brushes.

Fun, easy DIY shaving cream Easter eggs, perfect for those younger kiddos.

Fun, easy DIY shaving cream Easter eggs, perfect for those younger kiddos.

The marbled look is just beautiful.  Liam absolutely loved mixing the colors together.  So now to the Charlie disaster.  I knew he wasn’t going to quietly stir the colors with a Q-tip.  I turned away for one second, I mean ONE SECOND, and this is what happened:

Fun, easy DIY shaving cream Easter eggs, perfect for those younger kiddos.

This kid is some type of ninja.  Of course I snapped a picture before cleaning up..oops.  So, moral of this story, maybe wait until the kids are 2 to do this.  Or don’t blink while watching them!!

Once you’ve achieved your desired “marbled” effect in the shaving cream, or just blended it into a totally new color, simply place the egg in the center and paint the egg!  Liam had the best time.  He was in the zone.

Fun, easy DIY shaving cream Easter eggs, perfect for those younger kiddos.Fun, easy DIY shaving cream Easter eggs, perfect for those younger kiddos.

Once you’ve achieved your desired “marbled” effect in the shaving cream, or just blended it into a totally new color, simply place the egg in the center and paint the egg!

Fun, easy DIY shaving cream Easter eggs, perfect for those younger kiddos.

I tried again with Charlie, this time in his highchair with a plastic container.  The results were much better, haha.

Liam had the best time.  He was in the zone. 

Once the egg is coated, pick it out and place on a cookie sheet (or other surface you don’t mind getting a little messy).  Leave the coat of shaving cream on for a few hours so it can dry.  Once it’s been a few hours gently wipe excess shaving cream off with a dry paper towel.

Fun, easy DIY shaving cream Easter eggs, perfect for those younger kiddos.

Fun, easy DIY shaving cream Easter eggs, perfect for those younger kiddos.

I really love how they turned out.  And if you forget about the minor wall staining, ok I can’t really forget about it.  Just keep an eye on those littles!  So much easier to do with Liam than the traditional Easter egg cup method and no way regular Easter eggs look this artsy 🙂

Hope you get to try this out with your kiddos.  Wishing everyone a Happy Easter!

 

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