One of our favourite crafts for toddlers is using shaving foam to create a marbling effect.
It’s easy to do and produces vibrant and fun colours on the paper or in this case on the Easter Eggs.
So here we go an easy Easter Craft for Toddlers and Preschoolers to make some brightly coloured Shaving Cream Marbled Eggs.
Shaving Cream Marbling
This is such a fun and simple art activity for toddlers and preschoolers to do.
You can keep it plain or use it to create a craft.
Shaving cream is a great medium to transfer food colouring to the eggs and because you can blend and move the colours in swirls and patterns you get a great marbled egg look without having to do any of the marbling.
Tips for Making Shaving Cream Marbled Eggs with Tots
Use white eggs rather than brown eggs
By using white eggs it will make the colouring that you have used more vibrant on the eggs. White eggs are now more readily available in the shops in the UK (duck eggs or boxed and sold as white eggs).
Leave the Shaving foam to “SET”
Unlike with paper shaving foam marbling where you can remove the shaving foam straight away with the eggs it is best to let it set.
This is because you need to wash off the shaving foam so you want to make sure that the food colouring has stuck to the egg properly in the first place.
Hard Boil or Blow the eggs first
There are two ways you can get the eggs “safer” for crafting with toddlers.
Either hard boil the eggs so that they are less likely to crack or you can blow the eggs.
We have a guide on how to blow eggs for Easter Egg Dying and Crafts here.
Shaving Cream Marbled Easter Eggs to Make with Toddlers and Preschoolers
- Muffin Tin
- Squirt a little shaving cream into each hole of the muffin tin. Top with food coloring and swirl slightly with the bamboo skewer.
- Place one, blown or hard boiled, egg in each well and turn to coat.
- Remove and place on paper towel. Allow to rest for approximately 30 minutes.
- Remove shaving foam from the egg by rinsing with water, being careful not to rub the eggs as it may remove the color.
- Let fully dry and then use for decorations for Easter.
More Easter Egg Crafts for Kids
These fun Easter Egg Activities are all great to do with toddlers and preschoolers
- Dye Eggs Naturally with these 5 Plant-Based Dyes for Easter Eggs
- Quick and Simple Painted Easter Eggs you can make with your tots
- Why not try some wax resist designs on the eggs a fun way to pattern your Easter eggs.