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Shaving cream and glue

My kids LOVE playing with shaving cream! (I mean let’s be real…you know you do too.) When they came home from preschool with these great puffy snowmen I had to investigate what they were made out of. Sure enough—-shaving cream (and a little glue).

shaving cream art

Here is what you will need:
Shaving cream (cheap Barbarsol works perfectly)
School glue (ya know Elmer’s)
Construction paper
Glitter, beads, buttons, or gems (optional)
A bowl
A paint brush (also optional)

shaving cream art

Squirt half (or all if you are having a blast) of the shaving cream into a plastic bowl. Next add the glue and mix. (There is no real recipe to this but half a can of shaving cream and a whole bottle of glue worked perfect for us)

shaving cream art

Have your child scoop out the shaving cream mixture and “paint” with it all over the paper. A little tip for you- the thicker they lay it on the better and the more puffy it will dry in the end.

shaving cream art

Paintbrushes work great….but hands are even better!!! (P.S. see that shirt my daughter is wearing? I’m going to teach you how to make one a little later)

shaving cream art
Mommy made one too! (I embellished with glitter glue and gems)
shaving cream art
Set them up away from curious hands and fingers and let them dry for a day or so. Once they are dry they will be puffy like they were when you painted them on. Have fun and get ta’ craftin’.

Comments

  1. Can’t wait to try that with the kiddos!

  2. Oh, how fun!! I cannot wait to try this. Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!

  3. oooh – that looks like FUN! Thanks for linking up to TGIF! Have a GREAT week,
    Beth =-)

  4. I had a ton of fun with this same stuff decorating Christmas gifts! So cool! My daughter’s class used it at school when learning about cloud formations.
    ~Tonia @TheGunnySack

  5. This is awesome! My kids would LOVE it!

  6. I did it and the kids loved it! Thank you!!!

  7. Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday! I bought some shaving cream this week to try it.

  8. Great idea! I always play with shaving cream with my kids at work but have never thought to add the glue to keep it for art. Thanks so much for sharing at The Creative Spark – hope to see you again! Enjoy your Sunday!
    Jenn :)

  9. Anonymous says:

    you can also add a sprinkle kool aid if you don’t have food color! it worked great for me ;)

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