This is such an easy and fun art activity my 3 year old loves! The nicely scented, squishy foam feels great!


  • shaving cream
  • 1 large plate or mat to keep the shaving cream contained
  • 1 smock
  • coloured paper (optional)


  1. Squirt a reasonable amount of shaving cream onto a surface that can be wiped clean easily or washed. (I use a large plastic plate)
  2. Let them have lots of fun! If you want you can use coloured paper to take a print of their creations by simply placing a piece of paper on top and pulling it off to reveal a print of their design.

Notes... I used the shaving cream in the photo because it starts as a blue gel and turns into a frothy white foam. It's also for sensitive skin. Home brand shaving foams work just as well. I made a smiley face on the plate and let my son see what happened when he got his hands into it :)

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  • Kymichelle
    • 27 Nov 2014
      6:00 am

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  • the kids love playing with this.


  • My kids will love this project. Some great advice thanks


  • Great idea for my son but knowing him I would be cleaning up the for weeks after his shaving foam adventure. lol. Thank you for sharing.


  • Fantastic idea. Excellent idea a great expression.


  • everyone loves shaving foam, even big kids who you think wouldnt


  • Definitely not just for kids I am still fascinated by how foamy shaving cream can get!


  • This is a great sensory activity for kids


  • shaving foam is also good for occupational therapy for kids! My daughter does this as part of her regular OT sessions


  • This looks like a lot of fun. I’d want to play too!


  • What a fantastic idea to keep the little kids amused. They can have heaps of fun! I wished i had of thought of it years ago when my kids were young! lol!! they are 43. 41, 38 and 35 now.


  • what a mess my granddaughter will love to do this


  • I do this at home with my little ones too! I let them loose in the shower though….they ‘decorate’ the shower wall in any way they like, lots of colours and then I shower them and wash the walls off! Great on a hot day!


  • This looks fun for the kids to play with


  • this is a really good idea and so easy to clean up. which makes a good idea turn into a great one lol


  • Thanks again for sharing this fun idea; lots of fun and smells good too!


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