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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Shaving Cream and Food Coloring Prints

During our "Art on the Beach" week, the girls had a great time mixing food coloring into a tub of shaving cream.

After they played with the shaving cream for a while, we placed a piece of white cardstock onto the shaving cream to make a print. This creates a pretty marbleized print (after you scrape the shaving cream off the paper).

The girls enjoyed the shaving cream so much that we did a variation of the same activity the next day. This time we used powdered tempera paint instead of food coloring. It turns out that blue and yellow don't necessarily make green!

We didn't make any prints this time. They just enjoyed the sensory experience of smearing themselves in shaving cream and then washing it off in the lake.


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    Also...We live in HI...are you still looking for participants for your exchange? I am already participating in a 50 states postcard exchange from, but could do a small group exchange with your site. My email is jqaltman(at)yahoo(dot)com

  2. Wow, how creative and awesome for sensory learning! Thank you for sharing this wonderful idea!

  3. i just bought shaving cream to do this same thing! :) fun times...

  4. This was a lot of fun! Thanks for letting us join in!