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Colorful Shaving Cream Art for Kids

by Ünal Güler

Let’s get messy and make a shaving cream marbled painting! What happens when you mix shaving cream, paint and your fingers? A lovely colorful marbled masterpiece with bright colors and cool shapes. Use this shaving cream art project for kids at home, in the classroom, daycare, preschool or for camp craft fun!

Shaving Cream Art

We love painting with shaving cream! You can spray it on a table and let the kids get messy without any stains! We also use shaving cream to make our paint last longer.

Related: Make shaving cream paint

By mixing tempera paint into a cup of shaving cream, your paint will go so much farther. Depending on how much shaving cream you add to your paint, you can use the paint mixture for finger painting too. You can also add glue to the shaving cream paint mixture to make puffy paint.

How to make shaving cream art

Supplies for shaving cream marble painting

Supplies needed for shaving cream art: You will need a baking tray, paper towel, shaving cream, and tempera paint to make shaving cream marble painting
Gather a baking tray, shaving cream, tempera paint, and a paper towel to make your marble painting.
  • Shaving Cream (not gels)
  • Paint (can be tempera or liquid watercolors, even food coloring)
  • Cookie Sheets
  • Paper (we liked cardstock the best)
  • Paper towels

Instructions for shaving cream marble painting

Step 1

Step 1 for shaving cream marble painting is to spray shaving cream onto a baking tray.
Spray shaving cream onto the baking pan and then spread it in a layer using a spatula or fingers.

Spray shaving cream onto your pan. You can use a spatula or your fingers to spread it in a thin layer over the pan.

Step 2

step 2 for making shaving cream marble painting is to drizzle tempera paint onto the shaving cream

Drizzle tempera paint over the shaving cream. You can add as many colors as you want. You can even add them in a messy format like we did, or do the colors in sections.

Step 3

Get messy and use your fingers to mix shaving cream and tempera paint together in the baking tray
Get messy and blend the colors together with your fingers.

Swirl the colors together using your fingers! This is so messy, but so much fun. Make sure you have extra paper towels on standby. 

Step 4

Step 4 for making shaving cream marble painting is to put paper on the shaving cream paint, take it off, and let it dry
Put a piece of paper on the shaving cream paint and then remove it to see the pattern made.

Gently place your paper on top of the shaving cream and paint. Use your fingers to gently press the paper down a little to make sure the page is covered in paint. Carefully lift the paper up and you should have residual shaving cream on it. You can either let it dry overnight, or blot the page with a paper towel.

blot shaving cream marble painting with paper towels to remove the excess shaving cream
Blot the shaving cream marble art with paper towels to remove the extra shaving cream.

Our finished shaving cream marble painting

make brightly colored shaving cream marble painting art with kids
Make our fun and colorful shaving cream marble art.

Prep Time
5 minutes

Active Time
5 minutes

Total Time
5 minutes

Difficulty
easy

Estimated Cost
$1

Materials

  • Shaving Cream (not gels)
  • Paint (can be tempera or liquid watercolors, even food coloring)
  • Paper (we liked cardstock the best)
  • Paper towels

Instructions

  1. Spray shaving cream onto the baking tray and spread it using a spatula or fingers.
  2. Drizzle tempera paint onto the shaving cream.
  3. Use your fingers to mix and blend the colors together to make fun patterns.
  4. Place the paper on the shaving cream paint and gently press down a little.
  5. Remove the paper and turn it over to reveal the art.
  6. Set it aside to dry, or you can remove the excess shaving cream by blotting it with paper towels.

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