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Shaving Cream Painted Eggs

Shaving Cream Painted Eggs

March 18, 2015 Sarah Coggins
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I love colorful Easter crafts. And easy ones. This project covers both plus isn’t too terribly messy (although you can tell from the photos, we completed it outside). Here’s how we created these beautiful painted eggs.

Shaving Cream Painted Eggs


  • White card stock or poster board
  • Small container or tray
  • Shaving cream
  • Acrylic paint in 2 or more colors
  • Paintbrush or small object to stir with
  • Squeegee or butter knife


Step 1 Start by cutting egg shapes from your card stock or poster board. I just freehand sketched our 4 eggs in pencil and the cut out. If that’s not for you, do a quick search for egg clip art to create a template. Then set aside your cut egg(s).

Step 2 In a small container or paint tray, squirt enough shaving cream to fill the bottom. It does not have to be deep. You just want the entire bottom of the container covered.

Step 3 Squirt lines of paint on the shaving cream.

Shaving Cream Painted Eggs

Step 4 Move a paintbrush back and forth to swirl the paint colors around and get a “marbled” look.

Shaving Cream Painted Eggs

It already looks like a masterpiece, doesn’t it?

Step 5 Now comes the fun part, grab the egg cutout(s) from the first step and gently press one face down into the marbled paint. If your container is smaller than your egg(s) like ours, that’s ok. Press part of the egg into the paint, remove it, and then press the non painted portion in.

Shaving Cream Painted Eggs

Repeat for the rest of your eggs if you made more than one. Depending on how you move the paper in the marbled paint, you’ll get a different design on each egg. Set them aside to dry for a few minutes.

Shaving Cream Painted Eggs

Step 6 Take a squeegee across each egg from top to bottom to remove the excess paint and shaving cream.

Step 7 Set aside and let your eggs dry completely.

Shaving Cream Painted Eggs

After the eggs are dry, use them for decoration. You could frame them to hang. Punch a hole in each and add string to create a garland. Or, what we did – turn them into Easter cards for the grandparents. You can write directly onto the back or glue them to a blank card.

What will you do with your painted eggs?


  • Heidi @ PintSizeFarm March 19, 2015 at 4:49 pm
    These look like so much fun! I will definitely have to try them with my preschoolers :)
    • Sarah Coggins March 19, 2015 at 9:05 pm
      They are fun! And the color possibilities are endless. I want to make another set.
  • Janet March 24, 2015 at 12:23 pm
    Adorable! The marbling turned out great! What a fun project! :)
    • Sarah Coggins March 30, 2015 at 8:57 pm
      Thanks! These were a lot of fun. Such a neat effect and really easy to create.
  • Hayley March 30, 2015 at 9:01 pm
    I love this idea! I have been looking for some fun craft ideas for my three year old and this is perfect! He would love this!!
    • Sarah Coggins March 31, 2015 at 9:13 pm
      It's such a fun easy craft. You could make nearly any shape. Hope he enjoys it!
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