Change up your Easter Eggs this year. Skip the traditional ‘dye’, grab a can of shaving cream, and watch the kids marvel at these simple, but beautiful Shaving Cream Colored Easter Eggs.
Most holidays I’m on top of things. I have the house decorated long before it’s socially acceptable. I have itinerary’s for each holiday activity and which day would be best to do it on leading up to the main event.
For some reason though, I either remember the dying of the Easter eggs, or forget until bedtime the night before they’re supposed to be dry and in the kids baskets when the bunny’s come the next morning. This year I wised up and decided to get our eggs done a few days ahead of time. I also decided to change things up.
Who would have guessed that using shaving cream to make colored Easter eggs would have even the teenagers wanting to get in on the action??
A bottle of cheap shaving cream from the Dollar Tree, a package of neon food coloring from the grocery store, some cool hard boiled eggs and we had fun, whimsical Easter eggs. These are as cute and pretty as they were different from our traditional vinegar and dyed water-egg bath version.
Easy AND pretty and I can honestly say my teens actually argued with the youngest son lobbying for the same amount of eggs he got to color. I don’t care how old you are, sensory play is fun and even the teens wanted to play in shaving cream. Shaving Cream Colored Easter Eggs were definitely a whole household hit.
Shaving Cream Colored Easter Eggs
- cheap shaving cream
- neon food dye, your choice of colors
- cooled, hard boiled eggs
- paper plates
- 2 sandwich baggies
- Spread the shaving cream out onto a cookie sheet.
- Dribble drops of the different food colorings across the surface.
- Use a toothpick to swirl the colors around in the shaving cream.
- Roll the eggs around in the cream. You can use sandwich baggies as 'gloves' to help keep the coloring consistent, keep finger prints off, and keep from coloring “you”.
- Sit the shaving cream covered, colored eggs to the side on a paper plate and allow them to dry for 5-10 minutes.
- After allowing the eggs to sit, wipe off shaving cream and rinse with water!
- Refrigerate the eggs until ready to use.