Friday, April 14, 2017

Shaving Cream Paper Eggs

Easter is around the corner, and you know what that means...
EGG DECORATING.

This month our Birds and Eggs unit came with a 
"Who's in the Nest?" attendance tracker. Since it is just me and Sweet Pea, I decided to modify the nest to become a "How many are in the Nest? daily game for Sweet Pea. 


First we had some Egg decorating to do.
The supplies you need are:

-shaving cream
-food coloring or liquid watercolors
-flat bottom pan
-popsicle stick (2 minimum)
-paper egg cutouts
- paper towels


Place a layer of shaving cream into your pan, and add a few drops of food coloring.  Stir it all together.  The colors will begin to look marbleized. 



Place your paper egg cut-out, one at a time into the colorful cream.  Press the paper down a little to make sure the whole surface is covered.


Pull it out and scrape off the surface using the edge of a popsicle stick or other straight edged surface.  I couldnt take a picture of that step due to shaving cream hands.  Here's a pic of the finished product:


I added numbers 1-6 to our cube from Mother Goose Time, and now each morning Sweet Pea tosses the cube and then adds that many eggs to the nest practicing her counting.
You can see she rolled a four, added the eggs, and then tried to show me four fingers.  
We are still working on that :)  




I love how we can adjust this to work for us.  

On top of making pieces for an awesome game, Sweet Pea loved making shaving cream eggs so much, she even made a ton more to decorate the house for Easter. Love it.
If you love it too, be sure to pin the image below!


Happy Egg Decorating! 

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