Playing with shaving foam every day has become part of our bath time routine – the kids get to choose a letter at every bath and I’ll spray it on their little tummies. Fun for my big kid, and great for learning for my little one who’s picking up alphabets. On days that we want a little more fun, we do shaving foam painting and here’s another shaving foam art activity which incorporates the use of pipettes since the colour mixing with pipettes activity was so well-received.
I cut out some shapes from the cardboard backing of the kids’ drawing block and had them smear shaving foam all over the shapes. You can cut out anything you want, depending on your own focus (alphabets, for instance).
And he promptly ran off to wash his hands.
He returned to the table when it was time to start on the ‘painting’. He loves working with pipettes!
I used food colouring so I had very pastel shades. If you’re looking for vibrant colours and a greater range of colours, you can use liquid watercolour instead as it’s more concentrated than food colouring in water.
The kids were super generous with the amount of coloured water they squirted on the foam using the pipettes so after awhile everything became rather watery. But watching how that takes place was rather fun and the marbling of colours was very pretty too.
And when all the pieces of cardboard were used up, they started mixing colours again.
An easy-to-clean-up sensory cum fine motor skills activity and doesn’t take long to set up! 🙂
Other shaving foam activities:
- Shaving foam painting
- Shaving foam marbling art
- Shaving foam with water beads sensory play
- Fun name writing activities (for the Chinese name)
View other art activities here.
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