Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Shaving Cream Painted Easter Egg Cards

I found this awesome project over at Little Wonders' Days !!!!

I can't believe we have never tried shaving cream painting! This was so much fun and the results were really amazing. I wasn't sure how messy of a project it would be, so Little J did it first. It really wasn't much mess at all, so Sassyfras and Juiciness will do it later too.
We've pulled out some of our Easter books to go along with this craft. Sassyfras and Juiciness still love Minerva Louise and the Colorful Eggs by Janet Morgan Stoeke and Peter Rabbit's Easter. I think this will be the year that Little J and I read the Easter story from the Bible. Until now, we've read children's versions of the story.
You will need:
A tray of some sorts
Shaving cream
Cardstock or construction paper
Acrylic paints
Squeegee
A toothpick, paintbrush, or spoon (something to swirl the paint)
Squirt enough shaving cream on the tray to cover the surface. Spread it around to make the surface relatively even, it won't be smooth.

Once you have your shaving cream on the tray, squirt some acrylic paint onto it.
Then using a toothpick, paintbrush, spoon, or something similar, zigzag gently though the paint to give it a marbled effect.
Using cardstock, I cut out egg shapes for Little J to paint. We also tried a few pieces of construction paper that worked just fine too.
Press your paper into the paint/shaving cream and let it sit for a few seconds.
Remove the paper by lifting it straight up. Let the paint/shaving cream sit on the paper for a couple of minutes before squeegeeing it off the paper.
Gently and smoothly squeegee the shaving cream off the paper. It will remove the shaving cream, but not the paint.

Once these eggs dried, Little J wrote notes to his grandparents and a couple of cousins. I have pictures of the kids that we are going to attach and then send them as our Easter cards.

23 comments:

  1. love it aesome easter idea :)

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  2. How long does this craft take to dry?

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  3. Can you use regular paint also?

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  4. Cant wait to give this a try!

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  5. What size are the egg patterns?

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  6. What happens if you let it dry without using the squeegee?
    How long will it take?

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  7. They turn out so pretty! This is one of the many art projects I want to do with the kids when it gets warmer and we can get outside.

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  8. ok I being a student educator had doubts that the squeegee would mess up the pattern but it worked wonderfully.. I can make many more plans for this and I went to a dollar store for both paint and shaving cream. Total 6 dollars and done

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  9. No conocia esta tecnica y me parece genial y muy practica para trabajar con los chicos

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  10. No conocia esta tecnica y me parece genial y muy practica para trabajar con los chicos

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