Ducks 'n a Row: Preschool Painting - Try It With Shaving Cream!

19 April 2015

Preschool Painting - Try It With Shaving Cream!

By Sinea Pies

Isn't this pretty?  
The artist: a four year old. 
The medium: shaving cream!
For a new experience and a very fun time, let your preschooler paint with shaving cream. 
You can't go wrong.

Tip #1: be sure that your little artist has at least 3 or more pieces of blank cardstock to paint on. It goes fast but, if you keep 'em coming, this will keep your little one happily busy for some time!  

Tip #2: if you are doing this project with a group of children, write their names on their papers before they start. Doing it first will protect the delicate artwork as it dries. Otherwise you may accidentally touch the page while trying to write on it.

Use a disposable aluminum foil muffin tin for your "paints."
Squirt each one full of white shaving cream from the can.
Add some drops of food coloring to each.
Using a different craft stick for each color, mix the color through.

Ideally, it makes sense to have a different brush for each color but we don't live in an ideal world. My students each had just one brush and they made it work fine! Even their "pallets" looked pretty.
shaving cream painting

Shaving Cream Painting Activity

Foil Muffin Tins
Food Coloring
Shaving Cream
Small craft sticks for stirrers
Small paint brushes
Card or Cover Stock Paper
Smocks or old shirts to wear as protective gear

Spray shaving cream into each depression on the muffin tin.
Add several drops of food coloring to each.
Stir with a different stirrer for each color.
Using a paint brush, children "free-paint" on their page.
Lay the page(s) out to dry.

*If there are several artists in the room, pre-label each page in advance so that you can identify whose work of art is whose.

Other great preschool painting ideas:

Paint With Rolling Pins

Fork Painting 

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