Painting on Shaving Cream on the Window

 

This is an activity that I’d literally wanted to do for YEARS!

More than 2.5 years ago, we did a Shaving Cream on the Window activity that was really fun.

I’d always thought it would be awesome to use the shaving cream as a canvas and paint on it – and now we finally did it! As I’d hoped, E had an absolute blast painting on shaving cream on a window 🙂

 

This was AWESOME! We'd wanted to try painting on shaving cream on a window for years, and when we finally did it, it was super fun! Art and sensory all rolled into one, and really easy to clean up, too!

(E was 4 years and 8 months old.)

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Materials for Painting on Shaving Cream on a Window

 

I prepared the window and the paint just before E came home.

I spread the shaving cream all over the window to make a beautiful white canvas.

E couldn’t wait to start painting. At first, she was very careful and tried to paint on top of the shaving cream, but quickly figured out that it was way more fun to push a little harder with the paintbrush and let the light shine through.

 

This was AWESOME! We'd wanted to try painting on shaving cream on a window for years, and when we finally did it, it was super fun! Art and sensory all rolled into one, and really easy to clean up, too!

 

While she was doing this, she kept singing “I’m mixing, I’m mixing!” 😉

 

This was AWESOME! We'd wanted to try painting on shaving cream on a window for years, and when we finally did it, it was super fun! Art and sensory all rolled into one, and really easy to clean up, too!

 

Sometimes, she’d just keep moving the paintbrush through the shaving cream long after there was no more paint. When she decided to trace the paintbrush tracks with fresh paint, it looked gorgeous!

 

This was AWESOME! We'd wanted to try painting on shaving cream on a window for years, and when we finally did it, it was super fun! Art and sensory all rolled into one, and really easy to clean up, too!

 

After she’d painted with the paintbrush for a while, she decided to get her hands into the shaving cream.

 

This was AWESOME! We'd wanted to try painting on shaving cream on a window for years, and when we finally did it, it was super fun! Art and sensory all rolled into one, and really easy to clean up, too!

 

She had a blast and giggled a lot 🙂

 

This was AWESOME! We'd wanted to try painting on shaving cream on a window for years, and when we finally did it, it was super fun! Art and sensory all rolled into one, and really easy to clean up, too!

 

She kept wiping shaving cream off her hands with a paper towel, then stuck them in again.

At one point, when her hands happened to be clean, she decided to try painting one of her nails with tempera paint against my advice. {She’s been asking for nail polish, but I’ve always refused so far, as I think she’s too young.}

 

This was AWESOME! We'd wanted to try painting on shaving cream on a window for years, and when we finally did it, it was super fun! Art and sensory all rolled into one, and really easy to clean up, too!

 

That experiment was short-lived, though – I guess tempera paint doesn’t make a good substitute for nail polish 😉

She painted the window above the shaving cream for a different art experience,

 

This was AWESOME! We'd wanted to try painting on shaving cream on a window for years, and when we finally did it, it was super fun! Art and sensory all rolled into one, and really easy to clean up, too!

 

but it seemed like painting on shaving cream was more fun, and she decided to write some letters to finish up the activity. {I wrote some letters for her at the end of the Shaving Cream on the Window activity two years ago, but she says she doesn’t remember the activity at all.}

 

This was AWESOME! We'd wanted to try painting on shaving cream on a window for years, and when we finally did it, it was super fun! Art and sensory all rolled into one, and really easy to clean up, too!

 

Clean-up took slightly more effort than when it was just shaving cream, but I still thought it was pretty easy, given the “mess” that was on the window.

After E had cleaned off the window with a paper towel and a sponge, there wasn’t much left for me to wipe off with a towel.

 

This was AWESOME! We'd wanted to try painting on shaving cream on a window for years, and when we finally did it, it was super fun! Art and sensory all rolled into one, and really easy to clean up, too!

 

Oh yes, we really do love shaving cream activities, and it definitely looks great whenever we put some on the window 🙂

 

Want to see more activities with shaving cream? I’ve got some that you’ll love!

 

Rainbow Shaving Cream on the Mirror

Fizzy Shaving Cream Sand Dough

Puffy Snowmen

Shaving Cream Puffy Paint

Spring Flower Shaving Cream Painting from Learning 2 Walk

Shaving Cream “Magna Doodle” from Happy Hooligans

 

 

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