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 ūüėČ

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!

Check out my Shaving Cream Activities landing page for all the fun we’ve had with shaving cream over the years!


Do your kids love to play with shaving cream? Here are 13 fun shaving cream activities to try!


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

Art and sensory activity for kids: Messy painting with Shaving Cream Puffy Paint is so much fun! My toddler had a blast, but it would be great fun for preschoolers and kindergartners, too.


Learn Play Imagine 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.

Do your kids love to play with shaving cream? Here are 13 fun shaving cream activities to try!


We’ve made colorful foam dough from three simple ingredients (then added an optional fourth one to make it fizzy) and had great sensory and imaginary fun.

Sensory Activities for Kids: Foam dough made from shaving cream and cornstarch - such a super fun texture!


Playtivities made fake snow Рand put it in jars to give as gifts! What an awesome idea!



We used a printing technique to make Marbled Leaves¬†(also,¬†Marbled Hearts for Valentine’s Day and Marbled Eggs for Easter).

Marbled Leaves: Yet another variation on the shaving cream marbling technique - my favorite yet!


Sugar Aunts added texture to their shaving cream with sprinkles



while Learn Play Imagine mixed Kool Aid with shaving cream for a different sensory experience during their Kool Aid play date.

Playdates {Kool Aid} Learn Play Imagine


Rainbow Shaving Cream Paint on the Mirror turned out gorgeous (and was really simple to set up).

Sensory Art with Rainbow Shaving Cream Paint on the Mirror!


I was blown away by this creative idea from Artsy Momma: A simple penguin snowglobe craft!



You have to check out these Eggshell Ghosts from Preschool Inspiration and how they filled them with *gasp* shaving cream!



Hands On As We Grow played an I Spy math game with bagged shaving cream.



The Pleasantest Thing made their shaving cream glow!



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, Artsy Momma created this incredibly realistic Ice Cream Sundae craft with puffy paint!





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!




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  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!

    1. Thanks Eric, glad you like it! Shaving cream is just awesome ūüôā

    1. Thank you for letting me use them! You’ve been doing such awesome stuff with shaving cream!

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

    Thanks for including our links. ūüôā

    1. Sounds great, let me know how it works out for you!

  3. Tnank you for your printables. I lika it very much.