Create a masterpiece with this fun Easter Activity! Easter Egg Shaving Cream Painting is perfect for kids that are in elementary school or junior high. Younger kids can do it too, but they will need a little more assistance with this fun Easter craft.
This Easter Craft is simple to make by swirling liquid water color or acrylic paint in shaving cream them dipping an Easter Egg cut out in it and letting it dry. The different designs you can make are so fun!
This Easter Kids Craft is so fun to make and the possibilities are endless! After you let your paper Easter Eggs dry you could string it up to create a garland and decorate your mantle, tree, kids room and so much more!
And don’t forget to make these fun Glitter Eggs once you’re done!
Why this Easter Activity Works!
- Minimal prep and supplies needed.
- Fun for kids to create their own patterns and colors on the eggs.
- Turn it into presents for grandparents, teachers, babysitters and more.
- Create an Easter Garland out of it and display it around the house.
- Watercolor paper
- Egg stencil or cookie cutter
- Shaving cream
- Liquid watercolor or acrylic paint
Trace & Cut Egg Shape
The first step is to trace an egg shape on white water color paper then cut it out.
We found that it was easiest to use an egg shaped cookie cutter to trace the eggs.
If you don’t have watercolor paper you can use plain printer paper or cardstock paper. The plain printer paper may not hold up as well because it’s thinner and will curl from the moisture in the shaving cream, tear easier etc.
Coloring Shaving Cream
Next, place your shaving cream in a tray or pan. Then add dots of the watercolor or acrylic paint all over the shaving cream.
Take the pencil or something of similar shape and run it through the shaving cream making the paint or watercolor swirl.
Paint Egg Shapes
The last step is to paint your traced eggs!
Place your paper eggs into the shaving cream, do not push them down, just lay them on top of the shaving cream.
Pull out and scape off the shaving cream using a scrap piece of paper.
Allow eggs to completely dry off.
I’m not using watercolor paper. What else can I use to scrape the shaving cream off?
You can use a piece of cardboard, a plastic lid, a piece of aluminum foil folded a few times.
What can we use these egg paintings for once they are dry?
One great option is to punch two holes at the top of each egg and string them up to make a fun Easter garland. I also like to hide them around the house and let the kids find them like a real Easter egg hunt.
I can’t seem to make an Easter egg shape. What can I do?
I found tracing an egg-shaped cookie cutter to be the easier way to get my perfect egg shape. If you don’t have an eastern egg cookie cutter, you can print off a small Easter egg coloring sheet, cut out the egg shape then trace that egg onto your paper.
Can I just use regular printer paper to make these?
You can use normal printer paper to make these. I like to use watercolor paper because it is thicker paper that holds up well to getting wet from the shaving cream.
You could also use cardstock. It’s thicker and would hold up better to the moisture in the shaving cream.
Can I use washable paint to make these?
Yes, you can use washable paint to make these paintings.
My paper is curling after we dipped them. Is there any way to help them stay flat?
If you use watercolor paper, you just have to wait for them to dry; they will flatten out as they dry. If you use printer paper, you will allow them to dry, then place something heavy on the overnight like a stack of books.
More Kids Easter Activities & Crafts!
- You can’t skip dying eggs as Easter! Learn how to dye your eggs without a kit. Just household ingredients!
- Toddlers and preschoolers love this easy Easter activity of using Easter Cookie Cutters to create a painting!
- Grab a potato and make an Easter Egg Stamp out of it! Then create your own Easter Egg Potato Stamp Painting. It’s a great Easter Egg activity for grade school kids or younger children with supervision.
- Using rice to dye your Easter Eggs makes a fun pattern and texter on the eggs. Learn how to dye Easter Eggs with Rice!
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- Draw your Easter egg shapes onto the paper, then cut them out.
- Place your shaving cream into a tray or pan. Add dots of the watercolor or paint all over the shaving cream.
- Swirl the shaving cream around to make a marbled effect using the pencil.
- Place your paper eggs into the shaving cream. Pull the out and scrape off the shaving cream using a scrap piece of watercolor paper.
- Allow the eggs to dry.