The twins will be starting at a new school in a few weeks. Their current teachers have been so amazing that we wanted to show our appreciation. We got them some gift cards, but I wanted to make them something special to remember the girls. So we made some Shaving Cream Cards and Gift Wrap using shaving cream and food coloring. So let your legs be stubbly for a day and put that shaving cream to good use! When you are done with this activity, you can use the shaving cream for this Fine Motor Practice with Straws.
WHAT DO YOU NEED TO MAKE SHAVING CREAM ART?
HOW DO YOU MAKE CARDS AND GIFT WRAP WITH SHAVING CREAM?
Load up a tray with some shaving cream. Then add some food coloring to the mess and let the kids stir with a Popsicle stick.
If you mix the food coloring in completely you will just end up with a piece of colored paper and not colorful swirls. The prints are easy peasy to do. I used card stock since I wanted to make greeting cards, but I did the project alone first, and had no problems with copy paper. So whatever floats your boat.
Place the paper over the shaving cream and pat.
When we lifted the prints off, the girls were so excited to see the pretty colors they had created. I let them dry for 10 minutes.
After 10 minutes I used a Popsicle stick to scrape off the excess shaving cream.
When you remove the layer of shaving cream, you are left with these gorgeous marbled prints that feel super soft.
I added some stickers and a photo of the girls to the front and voila, you have an inexpensive, original greeting card.
I mentioned earlier that I tried out the project alone before I did it with the girls. This is something I learned while teaching. You don't know what can go wrong unless you do a test run first. I don't do it for all my projects, but the mess factor was high for this one so I thought it would be wise. What I discovered was that this project is a lot of fun for an adult too. I just used plain copy paper and it came out so pretty I thought I would try wrapping a present with it.
Hope you enjoyed this idea for making Shaving Cream Cards and Gift Wrap!
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What a wonderful, practical idea!
Little Wonders' Days
Isn't this just the most fun! I love your cards and wrapping paper.
Tina, so much you can do with shaving cream!
Love this idea! We've been making greeting cards with the boys' paintings for years, but I've never tried the shaving cream!
Carmie, thanks! I just love all your ideas.
Carmie of the Single Nester
Just love this project. How special - handmade gift wrap!
Working Mommy, I've been there! Love your creative foot painting idea. Must have turned out cute.
Beatnikki, I bet she would love this!
I did something similar to this for Father's Day - but without the shaving cream. I put Bubba (4 months old then) in his Johny Jumper and painted his feet...when he bounced around his prints got onto the paper - it turned out so cute! With Lulu, I just painted her hands and let her rub them on the paper...did I mention she HATES getting dirty?! It was quite the show!
Also - I find myself singing that same song...though, my version goes - shake, shake, shake...shake, shake, shake...shake your bottle (when mixing formula)!
Such great ideas! I'm going to try the shaving cream idea. I have a 2-year-old and she loves arts and crafts.
Amanda! Thanks so much! I really appreciate it!
Amanda @ Gratefully Growing in Grace
AWESOME. I'm pinning this idea. I'm your newest follower.
Jessica, the paper turns out really soft too which makes sense when I think about it.
Shaving cream? Who would have thought. I'd never ever think of using shaving cream to make wrapping paper. Fun!
Neat idea! I'm a homeschool Mom, but I'm not so great with the hands-on stuff, especially if it's messy. We tried papier mache last year and it was stressful for all of us. We were putting the strips on balloons (to create the earth x3) and it started to seem like a lot of work. LOL! Painting the earth(s) blue and green was more fun!
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