We did this activity maybe about a month ago (eeks, has it been that long?!) Anyway, I wouldn’t say we were particularly successful with this attempt but we really tried our best and my little one had fun so yeah, I think it was still worth it. 😀
I used shaving foam, poster paints, drawing block cut to shapes (you can cut it into any shape you want do the cutting after the paint has dried), a few toothpicks for marbling and a few craft sticks (for scrapping the excess foam off).
First, squirt out shaving foam onto a tray and try to level the foam with a craft stick. Then I let her choose the colours she wanted and let her squeeze the paint onto the shaving foam.
Then use a toothpick and go mix up the colours and start marbling (but don’t over mix).
Press a sheet of the drawing paper onto the shaving foam lightly.
Then scrape off the excess foam. I found that everything looked so beautiful until I scrape off the excess foam because I ended up pulling along the paint as well and some parts lost the marbling effect and looked rather like just scraped paint. Sigh. Oh well. Anyway, after the whole shaving foam marbling art pieces were done, she had to play with the shaving foam.
She mixed up the colours with the craft stick:
Twirled it all onto the craft stick and held it up and shouted, “Hey, mummy! Look, I can hold up the shaving foam on the stick!”
Other shaving foam activities:
- Shaving foam painting
- Shaving foam art with pipettes
- Shaving foam with water beads sensory play
- Fun name writing activities (for the Chinese name)
View other art activities here.
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