Messy Fun – shaving cream marbling

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We love using unexpected materials at Sunshine Art, and Shaving Cream is just one such material. Kids and adults love to play with the smooth, growing, glossy foam. Its a great medium for paper marbling and produces amazing individual results.

‘Messy’ and ‘fun’ – two words that kids love to hear together! And this activity is just that!

What you need:

  • a tray
  • a spatula or piece of cardboard
  • shaving cream
  • a skewer
  • paper
  • liquid food colouring in a variety of colours

 

Step 1.  Spray a good amount of shaving cream into the tray.

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Step 2. Have a play in the shaving foam – see how good it feels!

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Step 3. Use your hands to smooth the foam over so it’s relatively flat on top.

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Step 4. Drop your colours onto the top of the foam – just adding small dots and splotches

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Step 5. Use the skewer to swirl the paint around to create a cool design. It doesn’t matter if the colours blend together a little.

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Step 6. Lay your paper down on top of the design and leave for a few seconds.

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Step 7. Remove and let it sit for about a minute.

Step 8. Gently wipe off the shaving cream with a spatula or cardboard – it leaves the pattern behind. We carefully washed the paper to remove any excess shaving cream. Leave it to dry.

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 Once our shaving cream marbled paper was dry, we used it to cover our sketching journals.

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2 Responses to Messy Fun – shaving cream marbling

  1. gigglygoo says:

    looks great for little ones too. Would be fun for them to clean up afterwards too!

  2. Emily says:

    This…is really great
    .

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