I know painting with shaving cream is not a novel idea, but I'd never tried it with Maia. Wow! She had so much fun. I wish I had done this with her and the art group from the very beginning.
This was a spur-of-the moment nighttime art activity. I was working in the studio when she came in and asked to paint and I thought of the shaving cream. I'm not sure how other people do this, but I squirted shaving cream on poster board and handed her bowls of paint and paint brushes. First she painted through the shaving cream with the brush and some red paint.
But she quickly moved on to using her hands and finger/hand painting through it. She loved how it felt on her hands and actually spent quite a bit of time just squishing it around in her hands and all over her arms.
Here's the finished painting. It smells very nice! :) Have you tried shaving cream painting? Any tips or other ways to do it? By the way, we had art group yesterday but it was more of an outdoor play day than an art day. We attempted giant bubbles but weren't very successful, and the kids drew with chalk on the driveway, cars, and the porch. Mostly they ate fruit juice popsicles and played.