DIY Shaving Cream Paint
Posted on August 01 2019
How about some messy fun today? Did you know that you can make your own paint with only TWO ingredients- shaving cream and food coloring!
All you need for the paint is:
- shaving cream (and bonus- you can pick the scent you like!)
- standard kitchen food colors
- plastic cups – one for each color you want to make
- craft sticks for mixing
- something to make textures- I used a dollar-store fly swatter!
- large-size paper: 15 X 20 is perfect
And if you want to make a book from your finished paper:
- duck tape
- glue stick
Place an egg-sized dollop of shaving cream in each cup, one for each color you want to make. Most liquid food colors only come in four colors- red, yellow, blue and green. So if you want to make secondary colors like orange or purple, you can mix them right in the cups. Add 5-8 drops of food color on top of each dollop of shaving cream, then mix well with the craft stick.
Now you are ready to paint- either with your fingers, or spread around like frosting, or smashed with the swatter!
Ink-blot style painting
This is a perfect activity for kids of all ages- it’s sensory (both olfactory and tactile) and the colors get more intense on the paper as they dry!
Have fun being creative!