I was looking for a fun simple craft for the kiddos to do today and without even planning on it, it turned into a cute lil' Easter tree. I cut a bunch of smallerish Easter eggs out of pastel cardstock. One activity was for the kids to just decorate/color some eggs. Then later when all the littles went down for a nap, the older kids did a shaving cream painting on the rest of the eggs.
It was super simple, but it smelled horrible! I guess I could look for some nicer smelling shaving cream, but I had bought the kind we have forever ago for a different craft so, that's what we used. Okay so, you fill a shallow container with shaving cream. And spread it out, we used a spatula. Then you squeeze some paint onto the shaving cream. We used six different colors and just put them on the shaving cream in lines. Then the kids swirled/mixed the paint into the shaving cream with a butter knife. Not too much mixing at first. Then you press the paper egg onto the mixture and lift up. After it sits for a few minutes, scrape the shaving cream off the egg, I used a burger flipper. And you're left with a really pretty swirly paint design. After they made a few they would swirl the paint some more. At the end, while I was scraping all the excess off their eggs, they swirled till it was a nice shade of grey :)
So, as the eggs were drying I thought 'Hey, we should make an Easter tree!' I picked up a few branches from outside, painted them white, stuck them in a vase, and hung their pretty eggs from them. It looks great on the table! It was easy and free...love it!
|Spreading the shaving cream|
|Vann discovered if he lifted his spatula straight up, it made peaks.|
|Swirling the paint|