Shaving cream paint?
After being introduced to it by Anna, over at The Imagination Tree, I couldn’t wait to try it out with my Peach. Like most toddlers, Peach is an avid painter. She is instantly drawn to all things colourful. This was a super cheap way to keep her busy and let her indulge in some colourful sensory play.
- can of shaving cream (I purchased a cheap can from the dollar store for this purpose, though I soon realized that I could’ve just used what we had since I didn’t need much)
- food colouring
- a long stick to mix in the colour (or you can use a paintbrush)
- paper cups
Before we started, I asked Peach to pick five colours from our food colouring set. This, of course, piqued her interest and she couldn’t wait to get started.
I used IKEA’s STUGVIK basket to hold the paints. Tiled bathroom walls are a great canvass for this sort of activity. I found that everything washed off easily. If you’re going to try this out, you can always test it out on a small spot.
Peach had an absolute ball. I would periodically check in on her and she’d be busy painting away (she even went on to smear colourful blobs on her plastic T-Rex, whom she requested be brought to her, along with his other dino pals).
I suspect this would be a great outdoor activity in the summer. I’d love to know if you’ve tried this or something similar with your little one. Comment below to share!