We all know toddlers love mess. Oh my god do they love it. This is possibly the messiest craft activity I have ever seen, but it was so much fun it was almost worth the mess. Almost. Watching the glee on a toddler’s face as they squelch and smoosh shaving cream is definitely something everyone should see in their lifetime.
What You Need
- Shaving Cream
- Washable Paint (bright colours as it will look pastel by the end)
- Card Stock
- Bamboo Skewers
- Paddle Pop Sticks
- Baking tray covered with alfoil (for easier clean up natch)
- Single hole punch
What You Do
- Cut out the egg shapes from cardstock, if you’re not a great cutter (like me), use a template. They are all over Google.
- Spray shaving cream onto your tray and spread it all over. Note buy cheap shaving cream for this – do not use your partner’s expensive stuff as speaking from experience they will get maaaaad. Also the BP clerk will look at you funny if you duck in dressed to the nines with no shoes on to buy two cans of shaving cream at midnight on your way home from a wedding. You have been warned.
- Take the paint and squirt it all over the shaving cream. You can do blobs, lines, squiggles – whatever blows your hair back.
- Next take the bamboo skewer and drag it through the cream horizontally, making straight lines in the paint.
- Do the same thing, but vertically this time. Repeat these steps until the shaving cream starts to get a marbleized look to it. You can also experiment with different tools here like the wrong end of a paintbrush or a fork.
- Take one of the cardstock eggs and press it into the shaving cream. Apply a bit of pressure so the card smooshes right into the shaving cream and paint.
- Gently pull the egg off the shaving cream and pop aside for a couple minutes to dry slightly
- Use the Paddle Pop Sticks to scrape the shaving cream off the card – the paint will remain behind for a beautiful marbled effect.
- Let them dry completely and punch a hole in the top to string through some twine.
- Attach to something delicious!