Preschool Activity: Shaving Cream Prints

Yesterday’s preschool craft project was making shaving cream prints.  This is what I had been saving that can of shaving cream for.  You know the one that Wildman got into?

So, I gathered all of the supplies for some messy fun and headed to the backyard because I’m not brave enough do stuff like this in the house.

We sprayed shaving cream into an old, nasty cookie sheet.  The boys smoothed out the foam and squeezed on drops of food coloring.

Doesn’t it look pretty?

Then they got busy swirling the colors around with bamboo skewers.

I let them each place a piece of cardstock on the shaving cream.  They loved patting the paper to make the prints.

Here’s what the prints looked like when I peeled them off of the shaving cream:

And here’s what they looked like after I scraped off the shaving cream and let them dry for a while:

So cool!  I think I might use these to make note cards or something.  They look wonderful and the paper became surprisingly soft and smooth when it dried.  Go Barbasol!

Of course, the boys could not resist smearing shaving cream all over themselves once the prints were complete.  I let them go nuts then hosed them down and let them go in the pool.


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. hairyshoefairy
    Sep 25, 2009 @ 16:27:19

    Ooh! Definitely going to have to try this before the weather gets too cold. So cool!


  2. angela
    Sep 25, 2009 @ 20:23:13

    I used to let Landon go crazy with the shaving cream in the tub every once in awhile…he loved it! Also, back in my daycare working days, we would take a few tiny items (coins, toy dinosaurs etc.) put them in a shallow bucket and then cover it with the shaving cream. The kids LOVED treasure hunting!


  3. Rachel
    Oct 08, 2009 @ 17:55:32

    I did this activity with my boys when they were about that age. They loved it. There was more shaving cream on them than their paper. Priceless photos, for sure!


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