Shaving Cream Puffy Paint

 
 
Messy painting with Shaving Cream Puffy Paint - so much fun!
 
(E was 27 months old)
 
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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.

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

 

 

 

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.

 

Messy painting with Shaving Cream Puffy Paint - so much fun!
 
 
She tried a dry paintbrush somewhere along the way but it was really a finger painting kind of day.
 
 
Messy painting with Shaving Cream Puffy Paint - so much fun!
 
 
The puffy paint while E was still working on her painting:
 
 
Messy painting with Shaving Cream Puffy Paint - so much fun!
 
 
Full on sensory painting:
 
 
Messy painting with Shaving Cream Puffy Paint - so much fun!
 
 
 
Messy painting with Shaving Cream Puffy Paint - so much fun!
 
 
The finished picture:
 
 
Messy painting with Shaving Cream Puffy Paint - so much fun!
 
 
Part 3 of our activity: The bath. E remembered from last time and put the plate full of paint into the bathtub right away. The water turned really red:
 
 
Messy painting with Shaving Cream Puffy Paint - so much fun!
 
 
A close-up of the dry paint after about 18 hours:
 
 
Messy painting with Shaving Cream Puffy Paint - so much fun!
 
 
We did this as a Valentine’s activity, so I cut two hearts from E’s painting once it had dried. When I asked E where she wanted to hang them up, she pointed at the window – she wanted them right next to our Stained Glass Heart! Before you ask – yes, she stuck them on the window herself ;)
 
 
Messy painting with Shaving Cream Puffy Paint - so much fun!
 



What I learned:

Shaving cream activities always seem to be quite enjoyable and messy for us ;)



 

Additional suggestions:

  • 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.

 



Inspiration:

I’ve seen this kind of Puffy Paint in different spots on the Internet but people seem to stick to leaving it white and painting clouds and ghosts.

Most recently, I saw a post about it at Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas.



 

Have you painted with shaving cream puffy paint? What’s your favorite shaving cream activity? Tell me in the comments!

 

 

 

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11 Responses to Shaving Cream Puffy Paint

  1. Allison says:

    Love the photo with it all over her face. :)

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  4. Sugeiry says:

    I did this with my preschool classroom, but I left it white. We used dark blue and black construction paper and painted snowmen and snow scenes. Stuck on buttons and foam shapes. They all turned out beautiful and the children were so proud of their finished work!

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  8. Ashley says:

    I did this with the children in my home daycare but we made ice cream cones. We used sand paper triangles for the cone and then scooped globs of the puffy paint on top, then added a red pompom for a cherry on top! Kids loved it and they were super cute!

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