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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Shaving Cream Eggs

     In looking for some unusual and fun things for Easter, I came upon a new technique to dye eggs. It used shaving cream and food coloring. I thought it sounded like some messy fun, so we decided to give it a try.

 The instructions called for a tie-dye effect, so we dropped a few colors in each bucket and then folded them in to create a swirl of the cream and colors.

 After that, all we had to do was roll or place the shaving cream on the eggs and let it sit for a while. Courtney used a spoon at first trying to keep clean, while JT jumped hands first.

 Courtney quickly realized that she would have to get dirty and used her hands.

 JT of course LOVED playing with the shaving cream and colors that he made while mixing it together.

 I didn't mind getting messy, but tried to spoon some of the different swirls on one eggs.

 Lindsay and Sarah creating the perfect color combination on their eggs.

 JT was more about playing in the shaving cream than coloring the eggs.

 As his hands became green, apparently a monster spawned and he was roaring in his scary Monster voice.

 He was able to calm his inner monster for a moment for a sweet photo with his Mommy.

 You can see the egg impression on Lindsay's hands. 

 Peeking through her messy fingers.

The eggs had to sit for a while and absorb the colors, then we just gently wiped the shaving cream off to reveal the designs.

It wasn't the most vibrant result that we had hoped for. Some were better than others, but it varied from light coloring, speckled colors, or swirls of the colors. I think it was more about the fun activity rather than the result. We had a great time regardless.

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