Shaving Cream Paint Marbled Artwork
We’ve been having a blast making all sorts of shaving cream works of art! This activity is so simple and doesn’t require much prep work at all and the kids absolutely LOVE it! We love that you can use all those marbled paintings as notecards, room décor, or notebook covers too!
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What You’ll Need
Shaving cream (stick with the basic foaming type for this project- nothing fancy!)
Pie pan or other shallow container
Watercolor paper or other thick paper
What to Do
Spray some shaving cream into your pie pan or other shallow container. You can either smooth the top a bit or leave it as it is.
Squirt some paint on top of the shaving cream. We added a few different complementary colors but you can choose as many or as few as you’d like!
Swirl your colors around with a toothpick.
The kids really got into swirling the paint! Our pie plan was ‘a spinning!
Place your paper on top of the painted shaving cream and gently press down.
Lift your paper up and turn it over.
Now for the messy part! Place your paper on a flat surface, shaving cream side up, and squeegee the shaving cream off. Next, move your paper to a clean, dry, and flat location and allow the paper to dry. We discovered watercolor paper worked best, while thinner paper had the tendency to curl more. We also noticed it best to squeegee the paper right away and not let the shaving cream sit on the paper too long.
We loved all the different results we got depending how much swirling of the paint we did, what colors we chose, etc. Have fun and let your imagine run wild!
How did your artwork turn out? Did the kids LOVE working with the shaving cream? We’d love to see photos of the process or the final artwork. Share with us on social media, #theartkit.
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