I haven’t had that much fun with children doing crafts in such a long time. Don’t get me wrong we always enjoy ourselves, but this craft combined PAC Man art with sensory play and it just couldn’t get ant better than that.
As the title suggests shaving cream is used in this, so be prepared to get very messy. After we finished doing the actual activity the children just could not wait to smush their hands in there; my 4 year old charge decided he wanted to be like his daddy and smeared it all over his face which resulted in him getting an old-fashioned style shave (which he loved). If you are slightly worried about the ensuing mess, I would highly recommend taking this one outside or doing it in the bathroom.
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You will need:
- Shaving cream
- White cardstock
- Container – We used baking trays as our containers and lined them with foil to stop the paint getting on them
Start by filling your container with shaving foam and smooth over, so that you get a relatively flat surface.
Next squirt your paints on to the shaving foam, and using the toothpick mix them to get a marble effect. You don’t want to mix it too much or you will end up with a mud colour.
With your pre-cut shapes, lightly press them in to the foam and carefully remove.
Leave them to dry and then carefully wipe any excess foam away – I quite liked the way they came out with the foam on.
Once you have finished let them get their hands right in their and have a good play. We ended up with wonderful works of art from were they wanted to print their hands and arms, or just smear it across the paper.
Will aid development of:
- Attention – maintaining attention on a particular activity
- Vocabulary – expressing how the foam feels
- Explores and experiments through sensory experiences
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