Last summer when our out-of-state grand kids were visiting I wanted something fun to do with them that didn’t involve a lot of expense or stuffing them all in the car. I’m re-posting the craft project we did because we all had so much fun and it actually is a good “stuck in the house” art project for any time of the year. If you try this I hope you have as much fun as we did with Shaving Cream Painting!
My friend Peg, her youngest daughter, and her granddaughters came over to create art with my grand kids. First they did their Colored Rice Art, which they enjoyed and then we did Shaving Cream Painting. They loved it! It’s messy and colorful so naturally it was a huge hit. And it’s easy even for toddlers. Peg’s three year old granddaughter and my two and a half year old grandson thought it was amazing! Getting messy with permission!
Here’s how to let your kids make amazing pictures!
- Shaving cream
- Food coloring (you can also use watercolors but if you have really little ones food coloring is easier to get off)
- Toothpicks, skewers, or small twigs
- Spatula and anything with a straight edge
How to do it:
Cover a baking sheet with foil
Put a big blob of shaving cream on the foil (or on the high chair tray)
Let the kids spread it around; you want it not perfectly flat but not all in a heap
Drop individual drops of food coloring or paint on the spread out shaving cream
Let the kids swirl the colors using the toothpicks or whatever stick they’re using
When they’re happy with the way the colors look place a piece of paper over the shaving cream and gently pat it down
Carefully lift the paper and use the spatula or straight edge object to gently remove the shaving cream
Allow the artwork to dry
All the kids were thrilled with the way their Shaving Cream Paintings turned out. Even the 14 year old had fun!
They liked it so much they wanted to do it again today!
The Colored Rice Art Project:
Applying glue takes concentration!
This masterpiece required tweezers to get every grain of rice in place!
Everyone is concentrating on her art
Even the two year old thought it was fun!