- cutout egg shapes ~ we are using this 110 lb white cardstock (marbled print came out the best with this paper!) and this watercolor paper (we used to make larger eggs), and brown recycled cardstock
- food coloring ~ we are using this neon 4-pack food color (we have tried acrylic paint and oil paint and they did not work for us)
- glitter ~ we are using this glitter from 100% non-toxic polyester
- a fork and a paintbrush
- scraper tool ~ you can use an old credit card
- shaving cream or foam
a deep tray.
First, cut out your egg shapes. We are using an oval inset from Montessori Metal Insets set. Also, use this opportunity to talk about oval vs ellipse shape with your child: an oval (egg) having a slightly thicker bottom vs an ellipse having two points of symmetry.
If you are looking for an economic version of the shaving foam ~buy similarly priced shaving cream here (works as good as more expensive ones).
Spray the shaving cream onto a deep tray (you can use a baking tray or this disposable pan) and offer your child to spread the shaving cream around and flatten using a squeegee. Did I mention, this is an awesome sensory experiment!
Let your child decide on the paint colors s/he wants to use for this marbled paper art project and squirt it on top of the shaving cream.
To start a new color batch, just scrape off the top of the shaving cream (about 1/2 inch).
Green and yellow created a beautiful color combo.
We then added some purple color on top of green and yellow for the next batch.
Once the paint has dried, I sprayed each egg with the sealer (buy similar here).