Tuesday, March 26, 2013

A New Way To Egg

Good ol' Pintrest has done it again.

Need a new way to color Easter Eggs? Pintrest has it (duh).

No vinegar. No cups.

Just shaving cream and food coloring. Genius.

 Start by spraying shaving cream in a large baking dish or flat bowl. Whatever.

Shaving cream is pretty and very fun to play with. File that one away for a rainy day.

 Amos jumped the gun.

 Add food coloring.
 Then just roll your eggs around in it. I rolled mine without mixing the color in very much. I got very dark marbled eggs. The boys mixed in there colors first and they got more pastel lightly marbled eggs. Choose your own adventure.
There's an egg hidden in there. 
The aftermath.

Next step: send the kids to the tub.
Then let the eggs sit for a bit. Ten minutes or so. Then wipe them with a paper towel (or 100). 
Viola! Love it!

Pro-tip. That which colors eggs, colors children. Mine required two baths and are still quite rainbow-esque. Hazel napped through the whole endeavor which turned out to be a good thing.


  1. We are doing this in my class tomorrow except we are using an egg-shaped piece of card stock. You spread out some shaving cream, swirl in some acrylic paints, put the egg card in and press lightly, leave it a few seconds, remove it and let it sit for a few minutes, then squiggy off the shaving cream. Supposedly, the paint stays. When it dries, you can make Easter cards or just use them as decorations. Looking at your pictures makes me a bit nervous. I will have 19 shaving cream covered children. Wish me luck!

    1. 19! Does your classroom have a bathtub? Good luck!

  2. You can also mix equal parts shaving cream and elmers glue and then your food coloring. I use this to paint with and If you don't spread it too thin it will dry like puff paint. We make snowmen in the winter and puffy hearts and eggs for Valentines and Easter.