Dec 3, 2014

Shaving Cream Painted Holiday Decorations

(This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. We were given a copy of 150+ Screen-Free Activities for Kids to review. All thoughts and opinions are my own!)

We love playing with shaving cream . Typically, we can be found digging in it for just about every holiday (Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Summer Vacation, Halloween .. well you get the idea!), so when I got my hands on a copy of 150+ Screen-Free Activities for Kids from our awesome friend Asia Citro over at Fun At Home With Kids, shaving cream paint was something I knew we had to try! 

Now I have to be honest, this book is so out of this world fantastic, that it was seriously difficult to narrow down an activity. There are so many phenomenal doughs, slimes, paints, small worlds and other sensory play fun, that the options are endless! But, you always have to start somewhere right? Shaving cream paint was the our first choice! This paint truly couldn't get any simpler, and it is so versatile. 

It took me a minute to whip up a batch of red and green. Kingston requested that he use a sponge brush, so gladly obliged. He painted a piece of white cardstock and a paper plate

 He started with the red and had a lot of fun exploring the texture with his brush. When you paint with shaving cream, it is a super fun 3D experience. He liked that the paint was forming peaks as he swirled the brush.

Once he was done with the red, he painted the paper plate green. He tested out the paint with his fingers and told me it was "sticky soft!". After he was done, I blotted it with a paper towel to smooth down any of the access shaving cream. Once dry, I cut the red painting into a candy cane and cut out the center of the paper plate to create an ornament. (The rest of the paper plate will be used later on in the week for another fun craft!) 

I cut a hole in the top of the ornament and tied some Natural Braiding Cord from CraftProjectIdeas to the top to make the ornament usable. Then we decorated the ornament using their Green Glitter Glue!

Interested in doing your own shaving cream painting, or some of the other amazing ideas in Asia's book? You can purchase your own copy here: 150+ Screen-Free Activities for Kids: The Very Best and Easiest Playtime Activities from!  

Or from any of these other locations: 
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  1. This is such a great idea! We haven't used shaving cream in art in such a long time - I think it is about time we broke it out again! Thank you for sharing this idea!

    1. Thanks Sarah!! It was super fun. We will definitely be doing more of it!