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Easter Awesome-ness!

Today we made shaving cream Easter Eggs!

These were easy, messy and FUN!

Start with these supplies (shaving cream was $1.25 from the dollar store and I didn't even use a full tin).



Squirt lots of shaving cream into the pan:


Then drip some food colouring into it:


Swirl it around (I used a paint brush):


Then lay your egg-shaped paper on top of the glorious swirls of colour:


Peel it off gently and check to make sure the entire surface is covered in shaving cream. If not, then press some more:


At this point I had the kids put their eggs on the counter beside my sink. I gave them the ruler and had them scrape off the shaving cream. The excess went into the sink. Some of them found it a bit hard to do, but it was easy enough for me to bop back and forth between the sink and the shaving cream action and help them out.

It doesn't matter if you don't get all the cream off the paper ~ the extra bits disappear as it dries. And they dry very quickly!

Here's what they look like:





Aren't they gorgeous?  This took us about 30 minutes with just me and 16 kids. I only used the one pan of shaving cream, although I did top it up after every 4 or 5 prints and we added more colour after every print and gave it another stir.

The kids did the pressing and peeling themselves and most (but not all) of the shaving cream scraping.

If you're doing this with fewer kids then it would be easy enough to have them mix the cream and add their own colours. We just happened to be in a bit of a hurry, so I did that part for them.



Yesterday the kids drew some Easter bunnies. 

My only instructions were, "Make 'em BIG!".

They drew them with pencil, then outlined in black crayon. Then they took out their water colours and painted away. I also asked them to paint in the background, completely! Totally! No white showing! Ha ha. Some of the kids just hate that part ... not sure why :)

When they were done I stapled them to some blue paper for a frame and we added fluffy tails.





Hope your week is going well! Two more days until the long weekend:)

PS  If you downloaded my Easter Combinations to Tens freebie, you'll need to do it again as there was an error. But it's all fixed now:)

13 comments

  1. How fun! They look so pretty! I thing we are just going to make cut and paste eggs tomorrow. I will have to remember this for next year :)

    Aloha,
    Corinna

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  2. OH MY GOSH!! These are darling! I absolutely love the eggs and bunnies!
    May I borrow this art idea? Too cute!
    Julie
    Ms. Marciniak's First Grade Critter Cafe

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  3. My room parents did something like this with my class. When I walked in I just thought "Why does it smell like men in here?" Haha the effect is great.

    You Might Be a First Grader...

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  4. I'm loving your Easter art. Your kids did a wonderful job!
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

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  5. I love the shaving cream egg idea! I'm pinning it to remember! You do some beautiful art in your classroom Barbara!!!

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  6. Your room must look like spring has arrived! Love those Easter eggs and adorable bunnies!
    Lori
    Conversations in Literacy

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  7. The eggs and bunnies are wonderful...so "springy"
    Lyn
    Mrs. Goff's Pre-K Tales

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    1. Thanks for everyone's sweet comments:) I wish I could do Art every day!! So much fun!

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  8. I love these. I am hoping that I have shaving cream in my room so I can do these tomorrow!
    Think all night…..Teach all day

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  9. I love both projects! I have leftover shaving cream from another project...Now I have a great use for it!
    Jenny

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  10. Don't you love watercolour paints!!!! They are wonderful. Thanks for sharing. Liz:)

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  11. The Easter eggs are beautiful. I love working in the classroom with shaving cream... I like to have them practice their spelling words on their desks in shaving cream. It's fun, it cleans the desks, and it make the room smell great :)

    Cindy
    Granny Goes to School

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  12. Awesome. Your class must have really enjoyed these fun projects. Kid art is the best.

    Laurie
    Chickadee Jubilee

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