The shaving cream painting activity is more about the process and the experience than it is about the final product.
Warning: Do not have a heart attack when shaving cream ends up on your floor, walls, couch, hair, and in funny places you really it wasn’tÂ
Do this outside on a warm day..
Always gather your materials first:
- Newspaper is a must have for this activity to ensure easy clean up.
- Cheap shaving cream
- tempera paints(or finger paint)
and that’s it!
Everything else is optional. I included different things that I thought the kids might want to experiment with like paint brushes, cotton balls, toilet paper rolls, colored rice, and some sprinkly stuff that I have no idea what it is called (lets just call it sprinkly stuff).
If it is a warm summer day I would honestly say pull off your kids t-shirts. If not, then just fold their sleeves up and put on an art apron.
Spray out the shaving cream
Add the paint on top.
Now the fun starts!
Mix it up!Â
Feel the texture! Is it soft? Mushy?
Squeeze it through your fingers…
Mama! Something is stuck on my hand!
What IS this????
Here is my painting one of the children’s paintings…(of course.)Â
Isn’t this picture worth a thousand words? THIS is why I am a mom and this is why I do art activities with my kids.
That is what our table looked like when we were done.
Remember the newspaper I told you about earlier? All you need to do is fold this mess up and throw it away.Â
Don’t forget to take out your paintbrushes and any extras that can be re-used.
(If you are more efficient than me you wouldn’t have had the paint bottles and colored rice tub on the table… thus no need to clean it up)