Shaving Cream Painting

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!

Shaving-cream-Painting

Here’s how to let your kids make amazing pictures!

You’ll need:

  • 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
  • Paper
  • 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)

Shaving cream painting

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

Shaving Cream Painting

Let the kids swirl the colors using the toothpicks or whatever stick they’re using

Shaving Cream Painting

When they’re happy with the way the colors look place a piece of paper over the shaving cream and gently pat it down

Shaving cream painting

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!

Shaving cream painting

They liked it so much they wanted to do it again today!

The Colored Rice Art Project:

applying-glue

Applying glue takes concentration!

detail-work

This masterpiece required tweezers to get every grain of rice in place!

everyone-working-hard

Everyone is concentrating on her art

Doing-rice-art

Even the two year old thought it was fun!

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3 thoughts on “Shaving Cream Painting

  • March 5, 2017 at 6:28 pm
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    Very cute project, but most of all, what an adorable little one!

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    • March 6, 2017 at 9:25 am
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      The top photo is my friend’s granddaughter. She’s a sweetie

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