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Shaving Cream Sensory Play Ideas for Kids

by Jean Van't Hul
July 4, 2022
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Looking for fun shaving cream sensory play ideas for your kids? Check out these awesome ideas for art, play and learning!

Updated March 2022

We don’t know about you, but shaving cream is one of the most requested art materials in our house. Kids just have so much fun with it!

Here are our favorite ideas for using shaving cream for kids’ art, play, and learning, including shaving cream marbling and sensory table ideas, plus some fun art activities.

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Photo by Rachel Withers

Shaving Cream for Kids

Note: For those of you working in preschools/schools or for those of you worried about shaving cream, please read The Infamous “Shaving Cream” Article by Ms. Lisa’s Musings and Mayhems (Thank you to MaryAnn F. Kohl for bringing it to our attention!). We think it might help you feel better about using shaving cream.

paper in shaving cream marbling
Photo by Andrea Martelle

Shaving Cream Marbling Ideas

1. How to Do Shaving Cream Marbling on The Artful Parent

2. Marbled Paper and Tips for Success on The Artful Parent

3. Rainbow Shaving Cream Marbled Art on Hello, Wonderful

4. Shaving Cream Marbled Hearts on Busy Toddler

5. Rainbow Marbled Butterfly Garland on Hello, Wonderful

rainbow of fluffy slime
Photo by Jean Van’t Hul

Shaving Cream Sensory Play

6. A Fluffy Slime Recipe on The Artful Parent

7. Frozen Shaving Cream Ocean Sensory Play on Hello, Wonderful

8. Water Beads and Shaving Cream on The Artful Parent

9. The Best Ever Butter Slime on The Artful Parent

10. Shaving Cream Recipe for Fluffy Oobleck Slime on Fantastic Fun and Learning

11. Shaving Cream as a Sensory Play Material on The Artful Parent

12. Shaving Cream Playdough on One Little Project

snow paint snowflake
Photo by Jean Van’t Hul

Shaving Cream Art Ideas

13. DIY Snow Paint on The Artful Parent

14. Shaving Cream Clouds on Mirrors on Parenting Chaos

15. Painting in the Bathtub on Kids Activities Blog

16. Shaving Cream Puffy Paint on The Artful Parent

17. Puffy Paint Clouds on No Time for Flash Cards

18. 10 Valentine Crafts to Make from Kids Process Art on The Artful Parent

19. 2 Ingredient Shaving Cream Paint on Mess for Less

shaving cream rain clouds
Photo by Jean Van’t Hul

Shaving Cream Play

20. Shaving Cream Rain Clouds on One Little Project

21. Shaving Cream Car Wash on Paging Fun Mums

22. Rainbow Shaving Cream Slide on Home Grown Friends

23. Shaving Cream Water Balloons on Totally the Bomb

24. Shaving Cream Ice Cream Sundaes on You Clever Monkey

shaving cream paint
Photo by Jean Van’t Hul

Do you have any other ideas for using shaving cream for kids in art, sensory play, or learning? 

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Shaving Cream Sensory Play Ideas for Kids

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