If you have a child in your life and you have the internet, chances are you have come across the idea of shaving cream play for toddlers and small children. Just in case you have been under a rock, or somehow missed this idea however, today I want to recommend it. It is a lot of fun and a terrific sensory experience!
It makes a colorful mess too, but that is easily corrected with a post-painting shower or bath.
Simon loved the pillowy, billowing, puffs of shaving cream, and would direct me where he wanted me to spray more onto his paper. “Mumma…more up top! Right….dere.”
We added drops of food coloring (which I keep around only for creative projects like this), but a little finger paint or other kid-friendly water based paint would do for color. After we were finished, we laid all of the pictures on the table to dry for a while. (Though they never quite totally dry…in fact, you could just have fun with the shaving cream on a wipe-able surface and then clean it up afterward without the final product on paper.) Now, they are hanging on his art display wire in his room, a bit less fluffy now that they have hung out for a while.
This is definitely not art you will be able to frame, or add to a scrap-book to cherish. It is all about the experience. A fun, gooey, squishy experience that any kid will love.