Painting with shaving cream is an amazing sensory play idea for indoors or out! Use it in the bath or take it outside to paint on the patio door like we did!
We love playing with shaving cream! I always have a couple of cheap cans of Barbasol shaving foam set aside for play activities. We frequently use it to create art and for sensory play.
If you only have one or two little ones, the shaving cream paint is a fabulous bath-time activity. I play with a sightly larger crowd though so we use our sliding glass doors as a large “canvas” for everyone to gather around.
Making your shaving cream paint:
Squirt some shaving cream into a muffin tin and add a few drops of food colouring.
Let your little ones stir up their colours.
Painting with shaving cream:
Grab your paintbrushes and go nuts. 🙂
They LOVED this activity! Even my twelve year old, who was home this morning because he was heading out to a hockey tournament, got in on the action.
Honestly, they had a blast. They were at it for about an hour, and when 3 of them finally finished up and moved on, one of the youngest ones stayed at it for a good 15 or 20 minutes more.
Who knew something this simple would keep them entertained for this long? It was a wonderful way to spend the morning creating art in the great, wide open.
And when they were done, I filled up a bucket with warm water and handed out sponges, and we had a whole new activity on our hands (not to mention squeaky-clean sliding glass doors). 😉
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