Try something new – shaving foam painting

May 31, 2015

Its half term here so the kids are on school holidays. I came to a realisation that my daughter would love Pinterest, I was not mistaken! Here’s her board of messy kids art ideas.

The eagle eyed amongst you will realise that most activities she has pinned involve paint and shaving foam. Tuesday turned into a day at home, so we had a go. As it was dry weather we set up outside  – a wise decision. The economy tin of shaving foam happily filled two baking trays with foam – perfect one each.

Shacing foam painting


It’s ever so easy to have a go – spray out your foam. Add dollops of paint and mix!!

mixing paint

Place your paper on top, press down, then peel off.

foam painting

Lay your paper out to dry.

messy play

When it came to clearing up I was very please we had painted outside. The kids stripped off at the patio doors,clothes into one bucket and strip washed in the other:)

Plus I have managed to make a start on the curtains… you never know I may be able to share them next week:) I hope you have a creative week,




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7 responses to “Try something new – shaving foam painting”

  1. What a great activity, I must try that with Lucy soon I’m sure she’d love it.

  2. Elizabeth says:

    I loved how colourful Amy’s Pinterest board is! x

  3. Julie says:

    I remember trying a bubble painting idea with my kids years ago, but we put paint in washing up liquid and blew with straws. They were no where near as vibrant as your results if I remember rightly. This seems like a much better idea.

  4. Caroline says:

    A perfect project for the long school holidays and good to get in a mess.

  5. Hehe, they look fab! Its good to have some messy fun sometimes isn’t it 🙂 x

  6. How cool, so much fun and pretty paper to play with afterwards. Simple but effective 🙂

  7. Louise says:

    That looked like loads of fun Vicky! I might have to get that activity out when our holidays arrive in a month. Xox

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