Shaving Foam Marbled Paintings
March 27, 2012 § 1 Comment
We had THE most fun today. After planting sunflower seeds by the climbing frame, and cress seeds in empty egg cartons, I brought out the shaving foam and paints. Ever since I saw this I’ve been longing to have a go. I told Messy Boy that I was going to do some painting and he was welcome to join me! Sensibly, we did this out on the bench in the garden 😀
First the shaving cream went onto a tray. Messy Boy declared this funny 🙂 He got to swirl it around a bit. (The last time he encountered shaving cream was at a messy play morning, and he hated it!!!)
Then we placed pieces of card onto the coloured marbled cream, and peeled them back to reveal true colourful beauty!
We did lots. And lots. And lots.
The tray of colourful cream itself was really pretty too!
I scraped most of the excess cream off, and hung them on the washing line to dry where they sparkled like jewels.
Messy Boy was enjoying the sensory experience of the shaving cream so much that I just let him get on with it! Surprisingly it didn’t turn into a brown gloop. Just light green!
He wanted to do a hand-print – he didn’t expect the paper to come back up with his hand though 😉
Of course I didn’t let him come inside to clean up. The sun was shining. I took a big bowl of water out for him, and a big paintbrush. He came back in with clean hands, a shaving-cream-and-paint-covered teeshirt, and a big smile on his face 🙂