02 February 2012

preschool project / shaving cream colors








benji and i loved this little project. all you need is a can of shaving cream (or perhaps whipped cream) and food coloring. we talked about mixing colors; blue and yellow make green. (i would've thrown more colors in the mix, but i've used up all my red in red velvet cakes!) the best part about it was his disbelief that i was letting him get so dirty! he was a bit timid at first, so i got in there too and showed him how to mix it up good. he quickly got the hang of it and loved playing monster fingers. we swirled colors, wrote letters, added sprinkles and mushed the mixture around a lot. our hands were dyed green for 24 hours, but it was a great art project. in the summertime, i'm thinking we could use plain shaving cream and rub our wagon clean with this same process.

p.s. are you taking advantage of barnes & noble online storytime? we just found out about it and love it.

taking off early this week. happy groundhog day and have a wonderful weekend. we're headed to visit friends tomorrow! also on the to-do list: do some crafting, play in the new snow, go to a super bowl party, have chocolate shakes, make valentines, string a banner together and continue to celebrate dan's birthday.

15 comments:

Miranda said...

LOVE online story time and LOVE all of these activity posts! Thank you for sharing them dear. Z played with cloud dough the other day and was thrilled.

Jill said...

you are such a fun mom. lucky benji!

xo

Lelainia N. Lloyd said...

If you push cardstock down into the shaving cream and then lift it out and use something with a straight edge to swipe the shaving cream off, you will get marbled papers.

(Put a layer of shaving cream down, add the colouring and then swirl the colur around gently before you lay your papers down in it.)

Ashley said...

My Charlie would love that!~

Amanda said...

Marta, I think it's safe to say you're one of the best moms ever!

tarable said...

thanks for the storytime link - my kiddos will like that. you always have great ideas!

brnh said...

In elementary school, our last day of school project was to clean our desks with shaving cream. So much fun!

sweet and lovely crafts said...

Can I just say how happy I am that you have your blogging groove back. I love these activity posts. I have a little one close to Benji's age, and a four year old. Sometimes I forget how much they can do at this age.

whit said...

you have a lot of tricks up your sleeve. I can't wait for you to teach my little babe some fun projects!! super fun.

Alisha Stamper said...

We had a ton of fun doing this today. I've had the "magic milk" activity (similar to this) in my activity bucket for a long while now, and this-- same idea, different execution, is fresh and fun. Thanks for sharing. We love our dyed fingers.

LAPLibrarian said...

We must have been on the same wavelength yesterday...but from very long distances and not knowing each other! My son and I did the same exact project on Thursday...and he too commented "monster hands." But he then ran around the house and "cleaned" the dog. Whoops! Good clean fun :-)

In the afternoon, we went on a sign scavenger hunt. I cut out photographs of traffic signs and pasted them onto a chipboard book...we ran around the neighborhood looking for stop signs, bike routes, and yield signs. It was a blast. And couldn't have been easier!

Thanks for all your great ideas. I've been following you for about a year now, have purchased your Thanksgiving printable (the neighbors loved the treats!), and look forward to your inspiration and design every day (or whenever you post)!
Lindsay

quilter5706 said...

We are heading your way today. Probably miss you but have a wonderful time. Give the Benj a big hug from the Eskelsons

Gretchen said...

I was just going to tell you about using the paper to make marbled papers, but I see that someone already did that. It looks so fun! I want to do it! And thanks so much for the link to the online story time.

Whatever Dee-Dee wants said...

My little boy would love this!

Krissy Sherman Bonning said...

This is so awesome! I featured it on B.Inspired Mama:
http://binspiredmama.blogspot.com/2012/03/5-fun-color-mixing-experiments-for.html

Thanks for the inspiration!

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