Shaving cream swirls for Easter art
Shaving cream is amazing. You can use it for its intended purpose or it could be instrumental in a monumental prank. Also, it’s great for kid art projects. For the really little crowd, fun can be found by simply squirting a pile of the stuff on a surface. Then let them practice “writing” numbers and letters with their fingers. You have to get a bit more creative for older kids … add an element of danger — food coloring. There’s nothing like staining fingers, hands and tables blue, green, yellow and red.
Hint: Spread newspaper on your work surface AND have participants apply a light coating of Vaseline to their hands and fingers before starting this project. You’ll be glad they did!
Step 1: Squirt regular old shaving cream (not the gel kind!) in a baking pan or pie plate. Use a piece of cardboard or a spatula to evenly smooth the surface.
Step 2: Grab the food coloring and squirt a few drops here and there.
Step 3: Use a straw or fork and gently swirl the colors. Don’t stir or mix — you want to keep the individual colors. Swirling is the name of the game, here.
Step 4: Take squares of card stock or other heavy paper and gently lay on top of the shaving cream mixture. Pat very gently, then remove from the pan.
Tip: If there are large globs of shave cream sticking to the paper, scrape them off to insure quicker dry time.
Step 5: Allow your masterpieces to dry completely. It could take 1-2 days depending on thickness of your goopy swirls,
When dry, we will cut each rectangle into a large egg shape, string them with kitchen twine and hang our Easter egg garland for all to see.