Here’s something fun for when you are hanging out indoors away from the heat – or rain! You can attempt this outside, which makes a lot of sense from a mess perspective since you can hose your workspace and your kids down, but be aware, I’ve had shaving cream kill the grass and stain the concrete sidewalk and our composite decking!
A $2 can of shaving cream bought us two long play sessions. Make sure you communicate your boundaries clearly to everyone up front. These are ours:
- Don’t put it on your face. Shaving cream will hurt if it gets in your eyes.
- Keep the shaving cream on the table.
- You can cover your arms, but not your body and your legs.
- This activity will likely end in a bath (which it did!)
Shaving cream spread on a cookie sheet is a great way to practice writing with your finger (or with a popsicle stick if your child isn’t keen on touching the shaving cream).
This time, we got out some popsicle sticks, pop pops, and feathers to have a multimedia shaving cream experience. Lucy even created “wings” using the shaving cream to stick the feathers to her arms.
Shaving cream cleans up easily and fast – just use a wet rag to wipe up any excess.
Loads of fun, cheap, gives the kids the thrill of making a HUGE mess, yet easy to clean up.