13 Ways to Play with Shaving Cream



E LOVES shaving cream. She loves the texture, and we’ve played with it quite a bit in different contexts – and she usually ended up covered in shaving cream ;)

Here are some of my favorite ways to use shaving cream in toddler activities – some of them are ours, others from other great kids’ activity blogs. I hope this list inspires you to play with shaving cream TODAY!


Roundup of 13 Shaving Cream Activities from many wonderful bloggers!

We decorated hearts for Valentine’s Day using Shaving Cream Puffy Paint.

Messy painting with Shaving Cream Puffy Paint - so much fun!

Train Up a Child did a whole day of shaving cream play, putting it in a bag, mixing it with glue and painting with it, and finally turning it into bathtub paint.

Craftulate mixed cornstarch and shaving cream to make indoor snow at any time of the year!

Sugar Aunts put their own spin on fake snow with shaving cream and baby powder.


We used a printing technique to make Marbled Hearts for another Valentine’s Day activity, and Marbled Eggs for Easter.


Sugar Aunts added texture to their shaving cream with sprinkles


while Train Up a Child mixed Kool Aid with shaving cream for a different sensory experience during their Kool Aid play date.


We mixed tempera paint with shaving cream for a simple toddler art activity.


Train Up a Child painted with shaving cream paint in the bathtub as a fun book activity for “The Rain Came Down”


The Pleasantest Thing love putting their shaving cream into bags and adding paint 


 or glow sticks.


We did a great sensory activity with plain shaving cream on a window.

Play with shaving cream on the window. A sensory activity that doubles as writing/pre-writing practice!

Finally, an activity that’s extremely high up on my own to-do list: Train Up a Child put shaving cream in their play pool and got ALL messy. Doesn’t that look like great fun??!


What’s your favorite way to play with shaving cream? Do you want to try any of the featured activities? Let me know in the comments!



7 Responses to 13 Ways to Play with Shaving Cream

  1. I love playing with shaving cream. I haven’t tried many of these activities — the glow in the dark one looks cool! My favorite way is probably mixing shaving cream and glue to make puffy paint.

    I am pinning this post!

  2. Allison says:

    Thank you for including so many of ours!

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  4. Carolyn says:

    I think we’re going to try marbled shaving cream today!

    Thanks for including our links. :)

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