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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  • oh thats like mess without mess …love the idea


  • This is heaps of fun. I add food colouring too to change the colour and make it even more fun for the kids!


  • watch out dad, better hide your shaving cream


  • This looks like loads of fun. Thanks for sharing!


  • Tried this and my kids absolutely loved this


  • Shaving cream is always a good idea! Lots of messy fun!!!


  • This looks like something that my children would love to get their hands into :) Thanku.


  • Easier to clean up or off things than actual pure paint


  • Looks like heaps of fun!


  • Our family is looking forward to trying this easy and fun art activity; it looks great!.


  • This sounds like a great idea! When my daughter is older, I’ll definitely get a can of shaving cream. It might also be fun in the bathtub.


  • Is shaving cream safe for kids?


  • i recomend the kids wear goggles or sunglasses while doing this one

    • lol i would say do this on the lawn, in the shade.


  • the kids will love messing around with shaving foam. thanks for sharing


  • What great clean/messy fun, love it.


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