Shaving foam (or cream) is wonderful and very cheap material to use in many different activities with kids – from learning, sensory play, art or craft! Pick the ones your child would enjoy and you think would be perfect for their age!
Start with some mess free shaving foam color mixing.
Paint a rainbow in the bath with these shaving foam bath paints.
Add shaving foam to sand and you have an awesome sensory ingredient to play with, Sand Dough.
Add shaving foam to your play dough recipe for a super soft sensory play experience.
Make some Marbled Animal Art with your shaving foam.
Go on a sensory sight word hunt in shaving foam and waterbeads.
Let your child take charge of mixing up this messy Foam Dough recipe.
Add Frozen inspired ice cubes to shaving foam and have fun exploring the two different textures.
How to host a Messy Shaving Cream Play Date.
Turn your shaving foam play up a notch when you add a fun crackle element to it.
Raid your kitchen cupboard and get hands on with different textures in shaving foam.
Add a spooky element to your sensory play with this Ghost Dough recipe.
Slip and slide your cars around a shaving foam Race Track.
Cover an art table wth shaving foam and doodle.
Shivery Snow Paint is perfect for building snowmen indoors on a chilly day.
Paint Patriotic Fireworks in shaving foam.
Simple set up for toddlers and preschoolers to enjoy together, exploring shaving foam on mirrors.
Create your own unique Shaving Foam Wrapping Paper.
Kids of all ages will enjoy exploring and making prints in this huge tray filled with shaving foam and paint.
Get ready for winter sailing and make sure to go around the ice bergs!
Learn how to make really Puffy Paint with shaving foam.
Shaving foam is the perfect ingredient to have on hand in a Pretend Play Ice Cream Parlour.
Toddlers and preschoolers will love to mix up these Pretend Birthday Cupcakes.
Cool down when it’s hot outside with ice in your shaving foam play.
Mix together some Puffy Sand Paint.
Use shaving foam to “cement” blocks together in this fine motor sensory play activity.
Enjoy a sensory science project to learn about rain clouds.
Squeeze liquid water colours over shaving foam to create vibrant Drip Art.
You can even make Shaving foam glow in the dark.
Smear and draw in shaving foam over your windows for a simple sensory experience.
Mix up some puffy paint Ice-Cream Cones.
Make and play with a Rainbow in shaving foam.
Cool down in the summer with frozen shaving foam snow.
If you’re looking for additional simple to set up activities, you should most surely check the Early Years Activity Set from our friend Jamie from Hands on: as we grow. This set is packed full of super easy and low preparation activities for toddlers and preschoolers. You can pick which one you want, according to your child’s age. She even planned several weeks of activities for you! Or you can use templates she provides and set your own plans for a week of fun discovering, playing, engaging and learning with kids!
Nicola is a former Librarian who now spends her time looking after and coming up with arts and crafts ideas for her sons Liam (7), Freddie (5), and Bella (3) to do together.