Are you ready to learn about a cool craft idea you can do using shaving cream and food coloring?
I will show you how to make a colorful print on blank paper with these materials! We had tons of fun at our house last night doing this.
Materials you need:
*2 cookie sheets
*2 spatulas – one for spreading and one for scraping
*blank paper or cardstock
* Skewers or toothpicks
I stocked up on shaving cream from this deal I got over at Wegmans:
Pure Silk Shave Cream – $1.79
use $0.80/1 Pure Silk Shave Cream 07/08/2012 RP Insert (exp 09/30/2012)
Final Price = $.19 after doubled coupon!
First what you need to do is spray on the shaving cream/gel onto a cookie sheet. Spread it around until its even like frosting. Add a few drops of food coloring as a background color for your print. I chose yellow as it is the lightest. You will layer other colors on later, so start with a light color first.
Then I added on some drops of blue and used the skewer to swirl around and make a fun pattern with the color.
Here is the fun part! Place a piece of paper onto the shaving cream and press down until all of the paper is touching the shaving cream. Then slowly peel off the paper. The color on the cookie sheet will be left smeared, like in the picture above.
Ready to be mind blown???
Scrape off the shaving cream that is on the paper, revealing the pattern print. You will be amazed at the design that appears under the smeared shaving cream!!
Trust me – you gotta try it!
Here is a quick video of what it looks like when you are wiping off the shaving cream:
After we made a print with just blue, we went back and added more colors and made many more prints of fun food coloring swirls. My 2 year old is having a blast helping me swirl the colors.
Is this messy? You bet! We did this project outside, and just hosed off anything that was covered in colored shaving cream when we were done. But I don’t want to scare you – I think it was only super messy with a 2 year old. If it was just an adult working on this, the mess will be minimal.
Is it a blast! Absolutly! Who cares if you get a bit messy! Have some fun with your kids with this inexpensive and cool craft that can be done outdoors.
When your prints are done, use them in photo framing, as homemade notecards, scrapbook pages, wrapping paper, or however else you want to show off your creative art! I turned mine into a Thank You note card – with a “Thank You” stamp (that I purchased on Amazon)
and some silver washi tape! 🙂 You could make some really cute Valentines – check out these Valentine Stamps!
This is a super cool craft that is fun for the whole family!
If you try this, come back and share some pictures for possible posting! If you also have an idea or craft you’ve completed using an item you’ve gotten dirt cheap/free using coupons, send them my way as well!