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 few of shaving foam play ideas your child would enjoy and you think would be perfect for their age!
We will present here many ideas to choose from and we hope you will find something suitable for your child’s taste and age.
Is Shaving Foam Safe for Play?
As always, we recommend caution when playing with non-edible materials such as shaving foam. As long as child doesn’t eat it or shaving foam doesn’t come in contact with their eyes, it’s safe. Well, it means adults should supervise play at all time, especially when it comes to toddlers and children who come in contact with this medium for first time.
Substitute for Shaving foam
If you have a toddler or preschooler who likes to taste everything they get their hands on, you might consider some of the alternatives to replace shaving foam. Most common substitute would be whipped cream. Another option is for vegans and children who are egg-intolerant called Aquafaba.
Shaving Cream Sensory Play Ideas
There are many benefits shaving foam provides when it comes to sensory play! Shaving foam provides connection between several senses: touch, sight and smell (tactile, visual and olfactory sensory systems).
Shaving Cream Color Mixing Sensory Bag
Start with the mess-free shaving foam color mixing. Great visual sensory activity to explain mixing primary colors to your toddler or preschooler who doesn’t want to get their hands dirty. Source: Best Toys 4 Toddlers
Sand Foam Sensory Sand
Add shaving foam to sand and you have an awesome sensory ingredient to play with, Sand Dough. Adding sand will provide kids with a whole new tactile experience! If you add few construction vehicles inside a sensory bin along with sensory sand, they will have a blast playing. Source: Little Bins for Little Hands
Shaving Cream Playdough Recipe
Add shaving foam to your play dough recipe for a super soft sensory play experience. You will get a soft, silky, moldable dough that kids and adults love! Source: Natural Beach Living
Let your child take charge of mixing up this messy Foam Dough recipe. Texture you will get is moldable and crumbling, similar to kinetic sand you can purchase in store. You can also add a liquid food coloring in a color of your choosing. Source: Danya Banya
Add Frozen inspired ice cubes to shaving foam and have fun exploring the two different textures.
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.
Simple set up for toddlers and preschoolers to enjoy together, exploring shaving foam on mirrors.
Get ready for winter sailing and make sure to go around the ice bergs!
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.
You can even make Shaving foam glow in the dark.
Smear and draw in shaving foam over your windows for a simple sensory experience.
Make and play with a Rainbow in shaving foam.
Cool down in the summer with frozen shaving foam snow.
Shaving Foam Art and Craft Activities
Paint a rainbow in the bath with these shaving foam bath paints.
Make some Marbled Animal Art with your shaving foam.
How to host a Messy Shaving Cream Play Date.
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.
Create your own unique Shaving Foam Wrapping Paper.
Mix together some Puffy Sand Paint.
Squeeze liquid water colours over shaving foam to create vibrant Drip Art.
Mix up some puffy paint Ice-Cream Cones.
Kids will enjoy making puffy paint fall tree with all of the seasonal colors!
We love how puffy paint snowflakes turned out!
Shaving Cream Learning Activities
Go on a sensory sight word hunt in shaving foam and waterbeads.
Use shaving foam to “cement” blocks together in this fine motor sensory play activity.
Enjoy a sensory science project to learn about rain clouds.
Math has never been so fun! Play and learn substraction with a smash!
Looking for more fun things to do with your kids? We want to recommend you our book – Learn with Play (150+ Activities for Year-Round Fun and Learning)! You will find inside easy to prepare activities for everyday fun as well for all seasons and holidays! Here is a preview for you:
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