2 Ingredient Shaving Cream Paint

My kids love playing with shaving cream. It is a fun sensory material and its low price makes it a parent favorite as well. In the past, we have had fun making Shaving Cream Cards and Gift Wrap and playing with Shaving Cream and Water Bead Cupcakes. Today, we tried our hand at making 2 Ingredient Shaving Cream Paint. You won't believe how easy it is to make or how much fun your kids will have painting with it. We started off painting on paper, but as you will see, the kids got some other ideas. 

2 Ingredient Shaving Cream Paint - you won't believe how easy this stuff is to make. Such a fun way to paint!

Supplies You Will Need:
making shaving cream paint

Start off by spraying some shaving cream in each spot of the muffin tin. 

painting with shaving cream

Next add your food coloring and mix. We wanted a variety of colors and the kids had fun telling me what colors to mix together to make purple and orange.

paint recipe

Then give you kids their "palette," a brush and some paper and watch them create.

child painting with shaving cream

kids painting with shaving cream

Little C is deep in concentration.

making shaving cream paint

The paintings had some great texture. When they dried, the puffiness reduced a bit, but the kids still enjoyed the sensory experience of touching the artwork.

shaving cream paint for kids

After she was done painting on paper, "A" got her hands dirty and started experimenting with painting the table.

kids and shaving cream

Of course B followed suit.

sensory painting

And Little C joins in the fun.

shaving cream painting

"A" decided she would try and cover up her whole side of the table.

kids using shaving cream paint

I like how the kids extended this activity themselves. My girls have been a bit skittish in the past about textures and different things they touch so I was happy to see them approach this art and sensory activity with gusto.

For more paint recipes check out:

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  1. Great if you have a glass table!! Not so much if you don't, lol...

  2. Was the shaving cream thick enough on the table for them to write letters in it?

  3. I've done this, but I have left the shaving cream white and dropped food colouring onto their paper for them to mix it in, I like this idea too!

  4. That looks like so much fun! I want to come to your house. :-)

  5. Fun idea! Love the colors!


  6. Oh fun! I have painted with shaving cream before and mixed it one part shaving cream to one part white glue. Then it dries puffy!

  7. It looks like your kids had soo much fun with this activity! How easy to get it all ready too:)

  8. Cute! Thanks for sharing! Smiles, Jill

  9. This looks like SO much fun!! I wish I had a glass instead of a wood table thou;)

  10. Super fun. We do this in the bath since we just use Hubby's stinky shaving cream and don't want the whole house smelling of pine-scented-what-have-you! ha ha Makes for easy clean up, too! But we do have a glass coffee table and now you're inspiring me .... :-)