We’ve been getting one of our mirrors down lately and propping it up on Maia’s easel for drawing and other art making.
She’s drawn on it with washable markers, window crayons, and regular crayons. They all wash off pretty easily which makes the mirror a great reusable canvas. And the mirror becomes such an interesting part of the artwork since it reflects back light as well as the viewer and the images in the room.
This time we decided to try shaving cream on the mirror—so fun!
Shaving Cream Art on the Mirror
- Shaving cream
- Large mirror
- Fingers, hands
- Paintbrush (optional)
- Tempera paint (optional)
We also tried shaving cream drawing on the mirror the other day. Maia rubbed an even layer all over the mirror, then used her fingertips to draw in the shaving cream.
What an interesting visual and tactile experience!
When she was finished with a drawing, she would rub the shaving cream all over the mirror again to create an even layer, then start another drawing. She also tried drawing with a chopstick and a fork, but much preferred her own fingers.
I like taking pictures of ephemeral art like this, not only because I have a blog and want to share with you all, but also as a record of the art making when there isn’t a finished drawing that we can save.
Maia painted over the shaving cream as well and made a couple monoprints, but the highlight for her was just drawing in the shaving cream.
I’d like to try shaving cream drawing on the window as well, to see the light shining through the lines. And also paint directly on the mirror without the shaving cream.
So many possibilities!
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