The air is getting cooler in many parts of the country. The leaves are starting to change colors and fall off of the trees. Pumpkin patches are starting to pop up and seasonal flavors are filling grocery stores! This time of the year is so great! Fall is a wonderful season. Fall crafts are fun as well. My kids love to paint. Watercolors are their favorite but ever once in a while they want to be messy and do shaving cream painting. It’s an easy way to paint that might be a little messy but is so easy to clean up. Often they will just dip their fingers in the shaving cream paint and do more of a finger painting craft but today we decided on shaving cream painted leaves!
Shaving Cream Painted Leaves Tutorial
Shaving Cream Painted Leaves Supplies Needed:
- Shaving Cream
- Leaves printed off of computer or hand drawn or traced by your children
- Paint (washable is ok but acrylic works best)
- Shallow pan or dish
Directions For How To Make Shaving Cream Painted Leaves:
Gather your supplies and head to the kitchen. Working on a counter near the sink would be ideal. Start by taking you pan and filling the bottom with shaving cream. A thin layer is all you really need. Give it a little shake to spread the shaving cream out.
Next, take your paint and drizzle different colors around on top of your shaving cream. After you have all the colors that you want on the shaving cream, gently give the colors a swirls. Not really mixing them all up together but making sure there aren’t any large blobs of one color in the pan. After you have swirled your colors together, take one of your printed cut out leaves (cardstock leaves work the best but you can use regular printer paper if that’s all that you have) and lay on top of the shaving cream/paint mixture. Make sure to press down really well so every part of the leaf gets covered in paint.
Gently pull your leaf out of the shaving cream and set aside to dry a little. Once you have dipped all of your leaves in the shaving cream paint, gently go back and dab any excess paint off of the leaf. When they have completely dried (takes about an hour), let you child pick a spot in their room to display their shaving cream painted Fall leaves!
Have you or your child ever painted with shaving cream before? Give it a try the next time your child wants to paint!