Shaving cream is a fun, messy, inexpensive, sensory thing to play with! It is so light and fluffy, and hides things great. It is fun to squish in your hands, scoop, and mix it all up. If your child has sensitive skin, these activities might not be for you. That being said, shaving cream is great for all kinds of things! Here are 4 activities to try!
Shaving Cream Squish Bag
Lets start with the only mess free option. Simply fill a ziplock with shaving cream and few drops of food coloring, squish all the air out and zip it up. Tape it to a window, the floor, a wall, or the table and have at it! It is so fun to squish all the colors around and watch them move and blend.
This is a great activity for talking about colors! For this activity I took 6 little cups and filled them with shaving cream. To each bowl I added a few drops of food coloring. 1st-red, 2nd- red and yellow, 3rd- yellow, 4th-green (or yellow and blue), 5th- blue, 6th- blue and red. Then I let Asher mix them with a spoon and see each color blend. He soon began to mix the colors from bowl to bowl, and eventually all over himself. I sat him up on top of our kitchen island to do this, but I would probably put him in the bathtub to do it again.
Shaving Cream Search and Find
This is the messiest activity in the bunch! In the bottom of the box I put little plastic animals, then covered them with shaving cream. I gave Asher a large paintbrush and a little bucket of water. Asher really enjoyed squishing his hands around in the shaving cream and he was SO EXCITED when he found animals in there. He washed them off and threw them back in the shaving cream. As you can see eventually he ended up completely covered in shaving cream. I would definitely do this in the bathtub next time for easy cleanup.
Shaving Cream Art
This activity is for older kids, I’d say 3+. You’ll need shaving cream, food coloring, paper, and toothpicks. Start by spreading shaving cream on a piece of paper. Then drop food coloring around the shaving cream where ever you’d like. Take a toothpick and gently swirl the colors together. Next, place another piece of paper on top and gently rub it so all the colors transfer. Remove the top paper and scrape off the remaining shaving cream. You’ll be left with a really cool piece of art! Let the paper dry and admire your work.
There you have it! 4 super fun shaving cream activities. I’d love to hear from you if you try these out. Please like, share, and enjoy!