Shaving Foam Painting

Last Updated on June 18, 2022 by ellen

Have you ever tried shaving foam painting? Check out this fun shaving cream paint project and let the kids have fun with this art project.

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Have you ever tried shaving foam painting? Check out this fun shaving cream paint project and let the kids have fun with this art project.

Shaving Foam Painting

Have you ever seen shaving cream art that looks like marbled paper? Not only is shaving cream paint a fun sensory experience, but it’s so much fun for children to paint with shaving cream.

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What is sensory play?

Sensory play is any activity that engages a child’s senses: touch, smell, taste, sight, and hearing. Children must explore their senses as they learn about the world around them.

Shaving cream paint is one of my favorite art activities. It is a bit messy, but play activities often are. Be sure to protect the table, so the food coloring doesn’t stain.

Why is sensory play important?

Sensory play is an essential part of a child’s development. It helps them learn about their senses, develops their fine motor skills, and improves their communication and language skills.

marbled paper made with shaving cream and paint

What age is this for?

This sensory activity is appropriate for children of all ages. Toddlers will simply enjoy the messy fun in the tub.

Older children will have fun being able to play with shaving cream and food coloring.

Teens and adults can make marbled paper to use in various art projects, from notecards to scrapbooking.

What kind of shaving cream do I need?

If you shop the sales, you can find shaving cream for less than a dollar. You don’t need to get the name brand kind. Any cheap, white shaving cream will work quite well.

If you have excess shaving cream, let the kids try shaving cream marbling.

adding paint to shaving cream

Best paper for shaving cream painting

Watercolor paper works best when you create shaving cream art. I think the paint adheres to the surface better.

If the kids have friends over for shaving cream painting, you can use a big roll of white easel paper. When you have more than one child painting, it’s easier to use a large sheet of paper.

Holiday paint colors

Kids will have so much fun making art with shaving cream for every holiday. Let them invite their friends over for a fun painting party.

  • Red and blue for patriotic holidays
  • Orange and yellow for Halloween or autumn
  • Pink and yellow for Easter
  • Red and green for Christmas

Can you use watercolor paint?

Yes, you can use watercolor paint instead of food coloring. Keep in mind that it will be much messier to clean up than food coloring.

spreading shaving cream over a cookie sheet

How do you paint with shaving foam?

It’s pretty easy to set up a shaving cream paint station. You will need:

  • a container for the shaving cream (I used a cookie sheet)
  • a few drops of food coloring
  • paint brush
  • A big piece of paper. Watercolor paper works quite well.

Optional: add a little liquid soap to the shaving cream to make it easier to clean up.

Tips for shaving cream paint

If you want to make lots of different colors, you can add shaving cream to a muffin tin. Then, add food colouring to each section. This way, you can have lots of different colors of shaving cream.

Use a popsicle stick to mix the shaving cream colors.

adding paint to shaving cream

How do you make shaving cream art

1. Pour the shaving cream into the container.

2. Add a few drops of food coloring or water color paint and stir gently with a paintbrush.

3. Let the kids have fun painting with the shaving cream!

4. Rinse off the paintbrushes and let them dry.

5. Store the shaving cream in a sealed container until you’re ready to create with it again.

Have you ever tried shaving foam painting? Check out this fun shaving cream paint project and let the kids have fun with this art project.

How to marble paper with fresh shaving cream

Shaving cream marbling is lots of fun. As the shaving cream dries, it leaves a design on the paper.

1. Pour the shaving cream into a container.

2. Add food coloring and stir gently with a popsicle stick.

3. Place the paper on top of the shaving cream mixture.

4. Use a fork or your fingers to swirl the paper around in the shaving cream.

5. Lift the paper out of the shaving cream mixture and let it dry on a flat surface.

6. Rinse off the excess shaving cream mixture and store in a sealed container.

Playing with shaving cream paint in the tub

Shaving cream paint is also lots of fun in the bathtub! You can put the shaving cream in a plastic container and then add food coloring.

Let your toddlers paint themselves in the bath and have some fun. This is an easy clean activity because they are already in the bath tub. The food coloring shaving cream paint will wash right off your child with soap.

Just let their creativity go and have fun with it.

Cleaning up after shaving cream play

If you’re painting with shaving cream, protect your surfaces. I like to use a big cookie sheet to contain the mess.

If you’re adding food coloring to the shaving cream, it may stain surfaces. Be sure to clean up any spills immediately.

Shaving cream can be tough to clean if you don’t have soap. I like to add a little liquid soap to the mixture to make clean-up easier.

Have you ever tried shaving cream painting? It’s so much fun! Try this art project with your kids and let them have fun with this sensory experience.

marbled paper crafts

A few other ideas to create with paint

Playing with paint is fun. Here are a few more ideas the kids loved.

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Shaving Foam Painting

Have you ever tried shaving foam painting? Check out this fun shaving cream paint project and let the kids have fun with this art project.

Have you ever tried shaving foam painting? Check out this fun shaving cream paint project and let the kids have fun with this art project.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Difficulty easy
Estimated Cost $3

Materials

  • Shaving cream
  • A container for the shaving cream (I used a cookie sheet)
  • A few drops of food coloring or paint
  • Paint brush
  • A big piece of paper. Watercolor paper works quite well.

Tools

  • paint brush

Instructions

  1. Pour the shaving cream into the container.
  2. Add a few drops of food coloring or water color paint and stir gently with a paintbrush.
  3. Let the kids have fun painting with the shaving cream!
  4. Rinse off the paintbrushes and let them dry.
  5. Store the shaving cream in a sealed container until you’re ready to create with it again.

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