Monday, December 13, 2010

Shaving Foam Play

I will begin with a neon warning - our Count Down Activity #12 is messy. Depending on the grot factor of your children (mine rank as level 3 and level 10 respectively) you may get varied levels of messy, but I think overall the likelihood of a hose or shower being required are high. But you know what they say, never let mess stand in the way of fun! :-D


* shaving foam
* large tub
* food colouring mixed with a drop of essence (we used peppermint for the green dye and vanilla for red)
* tub or bucket of water
* various kitchen utensils

We put our tub on the girls little table so it was easier to reach, then Bubble helped me to empty a can of shaving foam into it (this was most exciting judging by the squeals :-D).

We added a few drops of food colouring and essence to enhance the play experience (festive red and green of course!).

Bubble mixing her foam red.

Squeak mixing up some green foam.

Using a whisk.

We experimented with what happened to the foam when we put it in water.

Squeak loved the feel of the foam and was in it up to her elbows :-)

As I mentioned earlier - keep the hose handy ;-D


  1. Love playing with shaving foam. We play with it in the bathtub all the time...the kids have a blast and my tub gets cleaned! Looks like your girls had fun!

  2. Mmmm I love the smell of shaving cream. This looks like so much fun! We will be doing shaving cream in our sand and water table in a few weeks. I love the idea of the whisk and the food coloring! Thanks for sharing!

  3. What a fun sensory play... definately need to try it in a tub before a bath,is one shaving cream more gental then others?