Rainbow Shaving Cream Paint on the Mirror

 

Oh, shaving cream! We just love it – and both E and I always get excited when we think of something new to do with it.

It’s such a wonderful sensory material that can be used plain {like in this Shaving Cream on the Window activity} or easily colored, like we did for today’s activity: Rainbow Shaving Cream Paint on the Mirror.

It’s really a quick and simple activity, but colored shaving cream CAN get slightly messy.

 

Sensory Art with Rainbow Shaving Cream Paint on the Mirror!

(E was 4 years and 8 months old.)

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Materials for Rainbow Shaving Cream Paint on the Mirror

  • Shaving cream.
  • Liquid watercolors. {Food coloring works just as well, although there’s always a chance of ending up with stains for a while; our orange liquid watercolors had somehow disappeared, so I used neon orange tempera paint instead; it works, but you have to be careful not to add too much, as it seems to “flatten” the shaving cream more than the watercolors do.}
  • Muffin tin or individual cups for the paint.
  • Paintbrush(es).
  • Mirror.
  • Bowl of water (optional; we didn’t have a paintbrush for each color, and E likes to wash out paintbrushes, so I supplied the water.)

 

I mixed the liquid watercolors into the shaving cream right in the muffin tin. Like mentioned above, the orange is neon tempera paint. It worked okay, but it did change the texture somewhat.

I put our trusty mirror outside on the patio and placed the shaving cream paint and bowl of water on top.

 

Sensory Art with Rainbow Shaving Cream Paint on the Mirror!

 

For some reason, E thought this was really hilarious.

 

Sensory Art with Rainbow Shaving Cream Paint on the Mirror!

 

She took her time using all the colors to paint on the mirror with her paintbrush like she would with regular paint.

 

Sensory Art with Rainbow Shaving Cream Paint on the Mirror!

 

Once she had used a little of each color, she decided to try something different and started scraping the rainbow shaving cream paint from the muffin tin with the paintbrush.

 

Sensory Art with Rainbow Shaving Cream Paint on the Mirror!

 

The result were blobs of colored shaving cream on the mirror – it looked gorgeous!

 

Sensory Art with Rainbow Shaving Cream Paint on the Mirror!

 

Slowly and deliberately, E started swirling the colors together. It was mesmerizing!

 

Sensory Art with Rainbow Shaving Cream Paint on the Mirror!

 

Sensory Art with Rainbow Shaving Cream Paint on the Mirror!

 

Even the grayish color that eventually resulted from all the colors mixing was still kinda pretty with the bright streaks of rainbow colors peaking through!

 

Sensory Art with Rainbow Shaving Cream Paint on the Mirror!

 

If you enjoy shaving cream art and sensory play like we do, you may want to try this {similar, but actually very different} Rainbow Shaving Cream on the Mirror activity.

 

Have you played with shaving cream on the mirror? How have you used shaving cream paint? Leave a comment below!

 

 

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