Thursday, April 7, 2011

Marbled Easter Egg Garland

I saw the idea to make Shaving Cream Easter Cards at Little Wonders' Days about a week ago and decided it would be a fun, messy project for us to try. Alex had a blast, he loves anything that makes a mess and they came out really pretty. We made our eggs into a garland.

Here is what we did. I spread some shaving cream on a tray then added some acrylic paint. 

 Alex swirled it around with a brush
 Then he laid a piece of paper on the swirled colors, and carefully lifted it up.
We tried different colored papers. All the directions I read it said to use a squeegee to remove the shaving cream. We didn't have one so I just blotted them with another piece of paper to get off the excess shaving cream and whatever was remaining disappeared when they dried.

The shaving cream was a lot of fun for sensory play too.
 and it turned a lovely shade of "yuck" brown. :P
 After they had dried overnight I cut them into egg shapes, used a hole punch to put to holes in the top and laced them on a piece of embroidery thread. We had some flower cut outs left over from my birthday decorations so I added them in between each egg on the garland. We hung it up on the beam in the middle of our living room. It added a nice little touch of Easter/ Spring to the room.


  1. Your marbled eggs are wonderful. Such a great activity for young children (my two would ADORE it, esp the 17mth old). And LOVE crafts made out of the children's art. Your garland is perfect!

    Thank you for joining Kids Get Crafty!


  2. I'm so glad you tried this and like it. I love your garland, so pretty! Thanks for the blog link too.

  3. We did something very similar to these - we made Easter Egg Decorations for our tree! It was our first time trying shaving cream and it was such a blast! Looks like your little guy had about as much fun as mine did :) I don't think there's a way to get around the mess!

    Thanks for linking up to It's Playtime this week, I hope to see more of your ideas next Thursday too!

    Jamie @ hands on : as we grow

  4. Fantastic!! I love how it turned out!


  5. these are adorable! I'm going to try to make some of these. I have heard from cardmakers that if you use glossy cardstock they come out even better than just regular cardstock!

  6. Thanks everyone! Interesting to know about the glossy card stock. We will have to try that some time.

  7. Beautiful! We are working on a different kind of egg garland! Love your photos! We had 80's yesterday and 70's today, but tomorrow will be 40's!!
    So I understand your pain! Thanks for the nice comments on my blog! I need to do marbling with shaving cream again!! It is so much fun!

  8. Awesome! I have some shaving cream waiting for one of these projects too. I know the kids will love it!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at my For the Kids Friday Link Party! I appreciate you stopping by. I will be posting this week's link party shortly. I'd love to see what you have to share this week!

    Hope to see you soon!
    :)rachel @