Shaving Cream Finger Painting

Every once in a while, I get an idea so great that I just have to act on it immediately. Because if I don't, well, it will never happen.

The other night in the bath, Isla started playing with my shaving cream container and it gave me an idea. I ran and grabbed a couple little bowls and the food coloring. I quickly returned and shot some shaving cream in each bowl and dropped a few drops of food coloring in each bowl, then swirled the mixture around. And shaving cream finger paint was born...and the tip of my finger was dyed.

It was funny because the kids really had no idea what was going on. They just watched and Connor asked a few questions. Then I set the finger paint in front of them and told them it was to put on the wall. And this is what happened next...

After then showing the kids what to do, they went to town. Both kids were into it, but in their own ways. Isla kept to the same bowl the whole time. She would dip her finger in, then paint on the wall. Connor quickly stopped painting on the wall and started mixing the colors together, then decided to put it in the bath water.

With the water a nice greenish tint and me sitting there, surveying the scene, I had a feeling of deja vu wash over me. Except I remember not liking the food coloring in the bath idea at all last time. Could I have done the same thing before and not remembered? And had I before hated what I now found brilliant? After going through pictures, I was reminded that the food coloring the bath last time came in the form of dyed ice cubes. And I remembered why I hated it. The kids just wanted to play with it on the ledge of the bath and it was dripping all over outside the bath and making a mess. Thankfully this new idea did not do this...maybe that's because this was my idea and I found the last one on pinterest. :)

In true Jessica fashion, after all the playing was done, I drained the bath and refilled it with clean water to finish the kids bath in. Connor told me he didn't want it drained because he liked his blue bath water. He then proceeded to ask me about 50 times "why" I was draining the water.

This is an idea I highly recommend trying. Not only is it fun, but you can't beat the clean up either! Just wash down the walls and they are clean.

1 comment:

  1. How fun! I'm going to have to try this. The girls will love it!


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