Easter Craft with Jimi

Jimi is finally at the age where he can handle doing some small crafts (with some guidance). For Valentine’s Day, I had him do the easy craft of coloring on coffee filters and flicking water on it to make cool color blends. We turned those into cards to mail to family. I saw this cuteĀ  Easter craft on pinterest using shaving cream and paint and thought it would be a good one for Jimi to try (original post can be found here).

I found a set of glittery acrylic paints on clearance at Target, bought some cheap shaving cream, did a google search of egg templates until I found one I liked, traced it onto some card stock I already had and cut them out.

What you need:

  1. Shaving cream
  2. Paper plates
  3. Acrylic paint
  4. toothpicks
  5. card stock or construction paper
  6. wax paper or parchment paper
  7. Scraping device (like a rubber spatula)

What to do:

  1. Spray some shaving on the paper plates. Spread it around with the rubber spatula
  2. Squirt different colors of acrylic paint onto the shaving cream
  3. Use a tooth pick to blend the paint colors (you only need to mix them a small amount. If you over mix the there won’t be a swirly/tie-dye effect)
  4. Take the card stock (cut into whatever shape you want) and press into the shaving cream
  5. Place the card stock on wax paper to let the shaving cream mix set on the paper
  6. After a couple of minutes, use the rubber spatula to scrape the shaving cream off of the paper

After the shaving cream is scraped off the paper you will be left with a super cool “painted” egg

Here’s how our project went:

016Our supplies

015A grumpy boy because I made him wear one of my shirts over his clothes.

018Ready to add the paint.

021022 024Pressing the egg shapes into the shaving cream/paint mixture.

025Letting the shaving cream/paint mixture set on the card stock.

032I used a rubber spatula to scrap off the shaving cream.

004Our His final project. Glued on to card stock to make them into Easter cards.