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 and easy art projects for kids help keep them entertained. Watercolors are their favorite but ever once in a while they want to be messy and do shaving cream art 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 have fun mixing it until it becomes marblized in color. Today we decided on shaving cream painted leaves!
Shaving Cream Art Project: Painted Leaves Tutorial
Supplies Needed For Shaving Cream Painted Leaves:
This is such a simple art project but it is so fun. Part of it is the novelty of painting with the puffy shaving cream food coloring paint. Part of it is the whole hands on experience of making your own paint medium and as part of the project. You only need a few supplies for this easy leaf painting project.
- Shaving Cream
- Leaves printed off of computer or hand drawn or traced by your children
- Acrylic Paint (or washable paint or food coloring)
- Shallow pan or dish
How To Make Shaving Cream Marble Art Painted Leaves:
To begin this fall leaves painting project, 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 for a marble art effect, 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!
This autumn leaves painting project is a great way for kids to welcome the changing of the seasons. Kids can easily tape the painted leaves to a ribbon to hang them across their bedroom wall.
This shaving cream paint art is so fun to do. Have you or your child ever painted with shaving cream before? Give it a try the next time your child wants to paint!
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