These easy shaving cream Easter eggs turn out colorful and are a simple way to color eggs for spring. This is a fun way for kids to color Easter eggs and there is no kit required.
HISTORY OF EASTER EGGS
Eggs have been a symbol of new life, rebirth, and fertility for thousands of years.
Easter eggs play a large role in the Christian faith. They are symbolic of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Many Orthodox Catholics dye eggs red to represent the blood of Jesus Christ. The hard shell represents the sealed tomb and cracking the shell represents Jesus' resurrection from the dead.
Today people from all faiths and beliefs dye eggs at Easter for a variety of reasons.
SUPPLIES NEEDED TO DYE EGGS WITH SHAVING CREAM
It is nice to not have to buy a store-bought egg kit at Easter time. Most of the items in the kits don't even get used and are tossed in the trash. I had all the items needed for this project on hand.
- Hard-Boiled Eggs
- Shaving Cream
- Muffin Pan
- Food Coloring
- Plastic Spoons
- Paper Towels
- Plastic Gloves, optional
HOW TO MAKE SHAVING CREAM EASTER EGGS
These eggs are so simple to color and it is easy to make many different color combinations.
STEP ONE: ADD SHAVING CREAM
Start off by adding a thin layer of shaving cream to each muffin cup. Take a plastic spoon and even out the shaving cream in each of the muffin cups.
STEP TWO: ADD FOOD COLORING
Now add some food coloring into each muffin cup. Put 5 to 10 drops of food coloring and feel free to use different color combinations.
Take a toothpick and swirl the coloring around in the cup so it has a tie-dye look.
STEP THREE: ADD EGGS
Put on the plastic gloves to keep your hands from getting dyed! Gently place an egg into each muffin cup. Roll the egg around so it is completely covered with the shaving cream.
Let the eggs sit for 10-15 minutes so the dye really attaches to the egg shell for brighter colors.
STEP FOUR: RINSE
Rinse each of the eggs in cold water to clean off the shaving cream.
Now put the eggs in a bowl or container that has been lined with paper towels to dry.
SHAVING CREAM EASTER EGGS
You can print off the complete supply list and instructions for these shaving cream Easter eggs via the card below.
These easy shaving cream Easter eggs are simple to make and end up being bright and colorful.
- 12 boiled eggs
- 1 can Shaving cream
- large muffin pan
- neon or primary food coloring
- plastic spoon
- paper towels for easy cleanup
- Pan or container lined with paper towel
- Plastic gloves optional
Squirt a thin layer of shaving cream in each muffin cup.
Use the plastic spoon to even out the shaving cream in each cup.
Drop 5-10 drops of food coloring of choice into each cup. You can create different color combinations.
Use a toothpick to swirl the colors around in each cup, creating a tie-dye effect.
Put on gloves. Carefully place an egg into each muffin cup and rotate the egg into the muffin cup, covering the whole egg.
Repeat this step for all eggs.
Allow eggs to sit for 10-15 minutes.
Rinse each egg off under cold water.
Place eggs to dry on the lined pan or container.
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