Easter is around the corner! There are so many creative ways to decorate eggs for this special holiday. Have you made shaving cream Easter Eggs before? Neither had I!
I decided to try it out myself and the results were beautiful. There are so many different ways to color your eggs using shaving cream and food coloring. This is a great activity to teach your children about mixing primary colors and using their fine motor skills.
I will warn you that it does get messy and the food coloring can stain your hands so wear gloves you feel nervous about it.
Watch as I make Shaving Cream Easter Eggs LIVE
Hard boiled eggs
Cotton swaps, toothpicks or skewers to mix the colors
Regular white shaving cream (do not purchase the colored gel shaving cream)
Muffin pan or large aluminum pan
First, boil your eggs so they don’t break while dying them.
Second, place shaving cream in muffin tins with individual cupcake liners or in a large aluminum pan like I did in the video. The muffin pan is great if you have different children that want to make several different shades of eggs.
Pour food coloring drops throughout the shaving cream and mix using a cotton swab or skewer.
Cotton swabs will be safer for younger children.
Place the egg in the shaving cream mixture and cover completely. Let sit for 10-15 minutes.
There are two different ways you can take off the additional shaving cream:
Pour cold water over the eggs or wipe off with a paper towel. When I used the paper towel I did not there was brighter colors that popped better. Red really shows up well while green may need longer to soak or more drops into the shaving cream.
What do you think? Are you up for the shaving cream challenge? I do reccomend that you make sure kids do not try to eat the shaving cream. If you are worried about that happening, consider making Whip Cream Easter Eggs. I have heard that is edible. I do not recommend eating these eggs, but rather using them as decoration.