Let’s make fun shaving cream paint with the kids! This easy homemade shaving cream paint recipe is made with common household and craft supplies, takes just a few minutes and is fun for kids of all ages. Shaving cream painting is perfect at home or in the classroom for inspired art fun!
Shaving Cream paint for Kids
Can you use shaving cream to paint? Absolutely! The paint will be a little foamy but if you turn the cups of paint upside down it won’t spill. So this is the perfect art medium for toddlers and preschoolers.
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Preschoolers are going to love this fun homemade paint. Younger kids will love painting with it and making new colors. Older kids can use finer brushes to create fun artwork.
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How to make shaving cream paint
We usually mix shaving cream with tempera paint as it has the smoothest consistency and is the cheapest! Use primary colors and then mix them together to create fun new colors, or use fun neon colors like we did.
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Supplies Needed to Make Shaving Cream Paint
Instructions for making shaving cream paint
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Take the cap off the shaving cream and have the kids squirt enough foam into the plastic cup so that it’s about 1/3 full.
Craft tip: We used 9oz plastic cups for this project.
Pour about 1.5 to 2 tablespoons of tempera paint to the shaving cream, and then stir to combine completely.
Craft tip: You can thin the shaving foam by adding a little more paint.
Start painting and making beautiful art with your colorful shaving foam. It will be a thick consistency as you can see above. We dabbed it on to create the seaweed and did a couple of layers to make the fish.
Use different sized paintbrushes , foam brushes, and even fingers for painting to see how the different methods turn out.
Craft tip: Make sure to put paper down before the kids start painting and have them wear an old shirt or art smock. Tempera paints don’t always wash out. If you are unsure whether yours will, cover up first.
Our finished shaving cream art
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Perks of shavig cream painting
- You can adapt the consistency making your paint good for either precision painting with a brush or finger painting.
- It makes the paint go farther and hence you get more bang for your buck.
- Nearly impossible to spill! You can hold the container of paint upside-down and the shaving cream will cause it to stick to the sides of the container. You won’t spill a drop!
- Diluting the paint makes the colors more brilliant, almost neon, AND they are easier to clean/wipe up.
- Your kids and artwork will smell good!
- Shaving foam
- Tempera paint (preferably washable)
- Plastic cups
- Popsicle sticks for mixing (optional)
- Fill the cup approximately 1/3 full with shaving cream. Note: We used 9oz cups.
- Add about 1.5 to 2 tablespoons of tempera paint and mix to combine.
- Start painting.
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Have you made homemade shaving cream paint with your kids? How did it turn out?