Shaving Cream and Food Coloring

Have you set up a sensory shaving cream activity yet? My 3 year old first enjoyed this when she was 16 months, and I can attest that it’s an engaging and meaningful sensory activity for toddlers. As children reach preschool, why not mix some food coloring into the shaving cream and take the opportunity to teach about warm and cool colors?

If you’d like to read more, head on over to my guest post on the Kiwi Crate blog.

Wishing you all a happy weekend!

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a Quick Creative Table™ Survey

If you’ve been with TinkerLab for a bit of time, you may remember when I introduced the Creative Table Challenge a few years ago. Since then, I’ve posted a series of Creative Table prompt ideas as inspiration for setting up provocations and invitations to create at home and school. Since then, I’ve received a lot of questions about…

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  1. Leslieann417 says

    When I was teaching art, we did this with shaving cream(cheapest works best) and prang watercolor paint. Swirl it around and gently place a paper over the shaving cream.  Wipe off the shaving cream and the design of the watercolor is left.  From what I remember, it is finicky in regards to the kind of paints you use, but worth a try!!