Shaving Cream Fun!

The magic of shaving cream.

Today we used shaving cream as our sensory tool. I added a extra twist by making it holiday festive, but please feel free to use whatever design you like. Allow for this to keep the kiddos occupied in their imaginations for a little...


  1. Shaving Cream
  2. Construction Paper/Card Stock
  3. Paint and/or Food coloring
  4. Q-Tips and/or Paintbrushes
  5. Cupcake holder/Paper plates

Begin by cutting out any design to use as your template. I chose a heart shape, due to it being Valentine's Day.

Spray out shaving cream in different sections to separate by color. I used a cupcake pan, and sprayed as much as I thought my children would use. Add a few drops of food coloring and/or paint. I used both for brightness and  to assure it dried on the paper.

Use paintbrushes and/or a Q-tip to begin painting!

Note: I prefer hands! Therefore they can really use "touch", and truly integrate the sensory play. Again this helps with self regulation and increases a child's brain develop! 

Describe the art as they paint to help increase your child's knowledge of colors and how they mix to make new colors!

Have fun!

P.S. After you are all done. Place your extra shaving cream and color into a plastic ziploc bags. Prevent your child from opening them by sealing the bags with tape. These little sensory bags can continue the fun. Let them draw letters using there hands, or just to squash around!