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Painting With Shaving Cream!

1st rule of Crafting With Kids: Use what you already have. I know it is tempting to buy all kinds of new and shiny craft supplies, but sometimes the best crafts are ones that are made with stuff around the house. My kids love to paint with shaving cream and I am positive that yours will too! They also make amazing gifts or cards like the Easter card we made with this art project.

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Egg Shape Painting With Shaving Cream

Here is what we used for this craft:

  • Shave Foam – I bought on Clearance to later find out that hubby will only use the gel
  • Paint – left over from other projects (I tried to use up the colours that only had little bits left)
  • Cardstock – from my personal stash
  • Trays – I had some dollar store serving trays stashed away
  • Squigee
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This is how we did it:

  • first, fill up the trays with shaving cream
  • drip paint all over the surface
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2 Kids Painting With Shaving Cream
  • once happy with the designs, use q-tips to swirl the paint around
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How to Paint With Shaving Cream
  • place the card stock on the shaving cream and “gently” pat it down, then carefully peel the paper off
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Unrevealing the Painting With Shaving Cream
  • put the paper on a flat surface and run the squigee over the top to remove the excess shaving cream and paint
  • -hang the art to dry!
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This brings us to RULE #2 of crafting with Kids – Share the wealth! I don’t know about you but I am constantly overwhelmed with kid art projects. I have learned that one of the best ways to keep this under control is to plan crafts that can be given as gifts or used seasonally as decorations.

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The Miss and I converted the artwork into Easter cards for Grandparents and Great-Grandparents. I had some blank cards hanging around so I used some of my old scrapbooking gear to cut oval shapes (eggs) out of the front. The Miss cut and glued the finished paintings onto the cards and wrote messages. All that is left to do is pop them in the mail!

Lyne Proulx
Lyne Proulxhttps://ottawamommyclub.ca/
Lyne Proulx is a Certified WEBB Bodywork Pet Practitioner, Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. She loves all things Disney and is an avid teaholic and chocoholic. She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the City of Ottawa Mayor's City Builder Award.

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  1. an absolutely fantastic idea, the pictures look amazing and I love the card you made. I must tell my daughter about this, no doubt she’d like to do this with her children 🙂

  2. If you are trying this will small kids….lol DO NOT TURN YOUR BACK… i turned for a sec and she had it off the table wasted on the floor walked in and was running down the hall for a rag before I caught her.It made for a fun clean up….lol what can you say

    • Great success, she loved it lol! Well it’s only shaving cream… It’s like soap right lol! Thanks for commenting Kathy!

  3. Just the other day i was lucky enough to catch a markdown on no name foam for just .50 a can woohoo got 13 can,lots of fun painting this winter

  4. I would completely agree with the suggestion that this kind of a project, having such pretty, bright colours, would be splendid for making cards and gifts. One could make such vivid designs with this idea.


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