Friday, April 17, 2009

Shaving Cream and Glue Puffy Paint

We did this really neat painting project in playgroup a couple of weeks ago. It is so cool; while I have had kids paint with shaving cream, I had never seen anything quite like it before. All you do is mix shaving cream and regular white glue together.

Our group leader wasn't too specific with the measurements, she just put in a bunch of both in a bowl and mixed them together. The key is to make sure the consistancy is kind of stiff and solid, like stiff peaks when you're baking and mixing ingredients together. If you hold up the mixing spoon, the mixture should stay on your spoon and not fall off immediately.

Each child got a spoonful on their paper and then some dry powered tempura paint was sprinkled on top. She mixed it all up the colors combined. When the paint dried, it has a neat puffy texture to it. Just make sure you let it dry overnight, and only make as much as you think you'll use immediately. This paint does not keep.

I was thinking that if you did not have dry powered paint, you could add food coloring to the glue before mixing it together with the shaving cream to make it colored. Left white, this would be fun for winter snow projects. You could also sprinkle glitter in the pufffy paint to add some sparkle. I wonder if it would be thin enough to use in squeeze bottles. I was thinking that would be a fun way to paint with it. Imagine having your child trace over letters with it and then being able to feel the letters later. At any rate, the fun 3D texture when it dries is certainly fun to feel.

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15 Friends Said:

Holly said...

I love stuff like this, Katie! I'll pass this recipi on to my daughter in law.

When my Micah was a little guy, he would play in the sink with shaving cream evey day! It was my little "I know he'll be busy for a while" time each day.

Have fun mothering today! ♥

*Noelle* said...

i love puffy painting!! shaving cream was a fave thing to do with my old preschool class; it was great to clean the tables with too:)

noelle ♥

Kaycee said...

This is really cool. I think I'll use it when (and if) my son and I make a paper mache globe for earth day.

Holly@MotherIsNotConcerned said...

I can't wait to try this. Thanks!

Katie, Kevin and kids said...

That looks like a fun mess! This morning while I was helping at preschool the kids used something similar that made a really fun puffy paint finish. The teacher said she ordered it from Discount Teacher's Supply???

Staci said...

What a neat idea! My son would love this!

Melissa @ A Child at Play said...

That looks like fun! Thanks for the great idea.

ONE PINK FISH said...

How much fun is that! I don't know if my kids would get to play.

jennwa said...

That looks like so much fun. What kid does not love shaving cream? It look neat too.

Thanks for linking and have a great weekend.

sunnymama said...

Mmmmm, I'd love to have a go at that! Thanks for posting this idea, sunnyboy would love it too.

Also, thanks for your comments on my blog and you are of course most welcome to link to my 'cocktail stick snacks' post at your ABCand123 site. I look forward to reading your nutrition post next week :)

Tonja said...

I am going to have to try that! My sons love to make messes and that seems like what this will do lol

And about your posts on my blog... I am trying to stay as positive as possible about the whole thing and his boss is being so wishy washy that I dont know what to think anymore :-( But it is in the Lord's hands so I know it will all work out. And you bring your daughter on over and Jake will take her 'easter' bunny hunting :-)

I miss talking to you too! I know we are both crazy busy tho... Life can be so chaotic sometimes...lol

Sarah said...

I've seen this on projects that my daughter has brought home from preschool. Good to know it's easy to make. We play with shaving cream all of the time. There's something about the texture that she loves.

Vickie said...

That looks so neat. The young one hates when stuff gets on her hands but the other two will love it.

Ji Ji over seas! said...

What are some exact amounts of glue and cream to use?

trishabalmer said...

Anyone know if this would work on glass as well?

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