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.