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How to make Shaving Cream Puffy Paint:
Mix shaving cream with glue and food coloring or paint (we used tempera paint). Make sure the shaving cream retains its “puffiness”, and don’t stir too hard. I was still able to use more tempera and mix more thoroughly than for our Marbled Hearts or Colored Shaving Cream – the odd white streak remained but once E was done with it, it hardly showed up on the finished product.
This was another 3-in-1 activity for us: Painting, sensory exploration, and a bath activity for clean-up. It worked out very similarly to when we made Marbled Hearts – E just can’t resist the texture of shaving cream 😉
She started out with one of the paintbrushes I’d provided but soon switched to the “two full hands” school of painting.
What I learned:
Shaving cream activities always seem to be quite enjoyable and messy for us 😉
- Use different colors.
- Use paintbrushes or sponges for a different painting experience.
- Put the paint in a baggy, cut off a corner and pipe it on the paper for extra puffiness.
- Check out our article on Microwave Puffy Paint for a different spin on this idea that doesn’t use shaving cream.
Have you painted with shaving cream puffy paint? What’s your favorite shaving cream activity? Tell me in the comments!
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