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


  • Very neat


  • This sounds fun for more than just the kids


  • This sounds like a very fun game


  • My 4 year old would love this. I can imagine shaving cream from one end of the room to the other though!


  • my kids love this activity


  • Thanks for sharing this creative and fun idea.


  • Such great fun and leaves the kids smelling great after


  • My son had a shaving cream fight at school. He came home and said “my teacher put white stuff all over me.” I was like what? lol but quickly figured out what he was on about.


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