Shaving cream is a messy sensory play activity that actually makes things cleaner! Use a DIY sandbox to create another sensory center in your home.
This week I let the kids play with shaving cream – for the first time ever! Shaving cream isn’t my favorite substance, but it seemed worth the sensory experience.
Emma surprised me by digging right in – but quickly decided she wanted to wash her hands and use utensils instead:
We added some washable paint to play around with colors. We tried making prints on paper, but we weren’t very happy with the results. The cream would not lay nicely, and it just didn’t look very exciting.
At two and a half, Lily is a great age for sensory play, so it’s no surprise that she adored this activity! She played with it for an entire hour in the morning while Johnny was at school – but never touched it with her hands.
Then Johnny came home, and dug right in. Lily joined him for another round. Johnny quickly dropped the knife and spoon in favor of his hands, and by the end had shaving cream clear up to his elbows!
And yet, I have no picture! This may have something to do with the fact that – when I was about to take a photo – he decided to decorate my jeans. I’m so glad I thought to use washable paint instead of food coloring to add some color to their play!
Johnny’s enthusiasm did encourage Lily to touch the shaving cream. She didn’t love it the way Johnny did, but she tried it and found it interesting!
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