Friday, May 3, 2013

Shaving Cream Painting

Here's another totally unoriginal post, but it was new for us!  I bought shaving cream months ago (Papi uses gel) intending to do some bath time painting, but today was the first day it actually happened!

I always save our yogurt cups (my husband thinks I'm crazy) and they were perfect paint containers.  A few squirts of shaving cream and a few drops of food coloring!  The first round made it obvious I hadn't worked with shaving cream or mousse in a while - the cream expanded way beyond the cup!

Chiquita helped mix the colors.  She took some time to build up steam painting, I think slowly coming to the realization that I really meant it when I said she could paint anywhere!  Well, almost.  Bathtime almost ended when she started painting her face.  Shaving cream is not meant to go in your eyes or mouth!

I had to drain the tub and fill it again because Chiquita wouldn't get out!!  We had three cups, so the first round we did blue, red and green.  The second tub of water got purple, sort of brown and yellow.  I was happy that Chiquita could name them all in Spanish!

red = rojo
blue = azul
yellow= amarillo
green = verde (we've been practicing this a lot with stop lights so it's the one she remembers the best)
brown = marron
purple = morado

It was almost as much fun to clean up as to paint with funnels and cups we tossed water on the walls and finally got a wash cloth to finish wiping it down.  We will definitely be doing this again!


  1. Hi! Found you on Monday Kid Corner link up. Great idea! I'm going to try this with my 18 month old. Now following on FB.
    ~Jackie @ The Non-MarthaMomma

  2. Love this - not something we've tried either yet but looks so much fun, Alice x

  3. I haven't tried this in the bathtub (bathtime is usually pretty fast in our house) but my children do love using this on the table (it's a little messy, but when you get the cheap stuff, it generally gets liquidy fast, and then soaks in to sponges that can be used for playing!) I will have to try adding a little food color next time!

  4. Thanks for linking up with Monday Kid Corner on The Jenny Evolution. I hope you're getting messy with the kids and having fun.


  5. Looks like fun! Thanks for linking to Share It Saturday this week- I'll be featuring your post tomorrow.