Fourth of July is my most favorite holiday! Parades, swimming, snow cone, BBQ, neighbor friends, and of course, fireworks. One of my favorite fireworks has always been the strobe light where we would dance around and it would look like we were dancing in slow motion. It’s sweet. haha.
So! I just gotta do something 4th of July-ish fun with my daughter. There are tons of fun 4th of July activities that she can do, but this shaving cream process art is definitely one of our favorites. It’s messy (remember, messy is good!) and doesn’t require very many supplies.
Fourth of July Shaving Cream
- white shaving cream
- red and blue watercolor, finger paint, or food coloring (I used finger paint)
- white paper
- pan with low sides
1. Spread the shaving cream across the pan.
2. Drop red and blue paint on the shaving cream
3. Having your child play with it, swirl it around with a toothpick. (I used the tail end of the comb.)
4. Press the white paper lightly onto the shaving cream and then peel it off.
5. Use the cardboard to scrape the shaving cream off the white paper back into the pan to reuse the shaving cream.
My thoughts on the final result
I was expecting it to look like cool fireworks, but it looked more like a wannabe swirl tie-dye. Ha! But most importantly, Miss M had a great time experimenting the colors with the shaving cream. It’s a perfect sensory activity.
Check out other great shaving cream activity we’ve done.
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All activities here are activities I feel are safe for my own children. As your child’s parents/guardians, you will need to decide what you feel is safe for your family. I always encourage contacting your child’s pediatrician for guidance if you are not sure about the safety/age appropriateness of an activity. All activities on this blog are intended to be performed with adult supervision. Appropriate and reasonable caution should be used when activities call for the use of materials that could potentially be harmful, such as scissors, or items that could present a choking risk (small items), or a drowning risk (water activities), and with introducing a new food/ingredient to a child (allergies). Observe caution and safety at all times. The author and blog disclaim liability for any damage, mishap, or injury that may occur from engaging in any of these activities on this blog.