Thursday, March 29, 2012

Shaving Cream Eggs

I love coloring Easter eggs and I also love finding new and inventive ways of playing around with textures so I enjoyed this activity just as much as my children.  I think Caden (4 yo) loved getting messy and playing around with colors.  Porter (18 mo) played around with his shaving cream a little, but mostly enjoyed watching us.


  • Vinegar

  • Food Coloring

  • Shaving Cream

  • Hard Boiled Eggs


  1. Dip the eggs in vinegar to help the colors stick and brighten.

  2. Put a little (or a lot) of shaving cream on a plate and add various dots of food coloring around the shaving cream.

  3. Mix the colors as little as much as you like (we used a craft stick to mix it).

  4. Roll your egg around in the color and set aside.

  5. Let sit in the refrigerator overnight and rinse with water in the morning.  Voila!

Caden's shaving cream turned into almost a solid color and I worried it would make the eggs looks gross, but I was wrong.  His eggs are by far my favorite.  I was way too careful choosing my colors.

After we were all done with the eggs, Caden had a lot of fun playing around with the shaving cream.  Porter was a little unsure of it after I told him we couldn't eat it, so then he rubbed a little on his tummy.  The food coloring slightly stained their hands, but it was gone after bath time.

Note: I'm not sure these are okay to eat, but they sure are pretty.  We used expired eggs so I don't feel too bad about not eating them.


Brooke weber said...

Oh my goodness I love seeing pics of those handsome boys! Porter is such a little boy... He was still a baby when you guys moved! Jason and I were just talking about Caden the other day! I miss you and hope Minnesota is still treating you well! Happy Easter!

Brooke weber said...

It's supposed to say Kason. .... If I don't watch my phone auto corrects his name to Jason ... So dumb...