What Is This? Shaving Cream Painting - Fun with Mama

What Is This? Shaving Cream Painting

by Nadia on July 2, 2010

in Activities, Age 4-6, Ages 1-2, Ages 2-3, Ages 3 and up, Ages 3-4, All Ages, Art & Painting, Toddler Activities

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’t 
Do this outside on a warm day..
Always gather your materials first:
Materials needed:
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!
Feel the texture! Is it soft? Mushy?
Squeeze it through your fingers…
Mix colors…
What IS this????
Here is my painting one of the children’s paintings(of course.)
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)

{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Kate July 2, 2010 at 10:10 pm


I came over from NFF. It really looks like your kids had a lot of fun painting with the shaving cream. Thank you so much for sharing the wonderful pictures. My friends are always looking for projects to do in this heat and I will pass this wonderful idea along.

Have a wonderful Friday,


2 The Bush League Cook July 2, 2010 at 11:00 pm

Hi! New follower from FF! This looks fun–not sure I am brave enough to try it with mine. : )


3 daniii♥ July 3, 2010 at 12:41 am

hahaha, it looks like your kids had a blast! Good job mom! :)

(visiting from nff)


4 Jenna July 3, 2010 at 1:19 am

I am here from FF and your newest follower. I'd love it if you could come visit/follow me at:



5 La Familia Garcia July 3, 2010 at 1:23 am

That's soo cool that you did this with your kids. This is what I do in my full-time job. I visit first time parents and try to get them to do this type of fun activity. I'm impressed that even your one-year old seems to like it.


6 Show Me Mama July 3, 2010 at 1:30 am

Love it! They are having so much fun! I am your new follower. Cool site you have here. You can visit me at http://showmemama.blogspot.com

Happy Friday!


7 Candi July 3, 2010 at 2:42 am

Following from NFF! What a great way to get creative with your kiddos! Love it!


8 dustinnikki July 3, 2010 at 3:44 am

Hi! Following from Friendly Friday! This is such a neat idea! I have never thought about painting with shaving cream. I bet my kids would have a ball!

Have a great weekend!



9 Living on Love and Cents July 3, 2010 at 4:46 am

found you on the social Parade. I really like your blog! I look forward to reading more! I hope you will stop by my blog sometime! http://www.livingonloveandcents.blogspot.com Have a great weekend! ~Heather @loveandcents


10 Erin July 3, 2010 at 6:49 am

This looks wonderfully messy! I love it! I mean, my kids will love this =o) Can't wait to do it!



11 Heavenly Savings July 3, 2010 at 10:03 am

I love it! What a neat idea! I’m a new follower Happy Friday!! I would love for you to stop and take a look at my blog as well! Thanks!
I also have a blog hop every Monday! I’d love for you to join!


12 Organic Girl July 3, 2010 at 12:15 pm

Happy Friday , I am a new Follower!! Organic Girl


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