Friday, January 13, 2012

shaving cream snow

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we like playing with shaving cream at our house.

this is the kind we use.  Bear has extremely seNsiTiVE sKiN and some eCzeMA, so i have to be careful what i let him play with and eat.  this type of cream is made for sensitive skin and smells really good!  plus we can pick it up for less than $1.

it was a bit of a down moment the other day and Bear was struggling to decide what he wanted to do, so i offered up the shaving cream.  of course, he agreed.  i squirted some of the table and was amazed at what i saw.

as some of you may know, i'm a supporter of child-directed play, art, learning.  granted, there are times when we do crafts for gifts or something.  but a lot of times i like to put things on the table and let him go off in his own direction.

as i was spraying the shaving cream on the table, he did his little trying-to-fly-happy-dance.  then he ran and got some of his little trucks.  then he used this sNowPLoW to move the "snow" around the table.  his inventiveness makes me smile. 
he came up with an awesome winter sensory activity! 

after a while, he wanted to clean the truck off so he could start over, to i pulled out the hose and let him waSH iT oFF.  little bits of water on the counter, clothes, and floor.  but if you don't make a mess, you're not having enough fun :)

there's a trick i've found to cLeaNiNG uP shaving cream.  use a spatula to scoop it all up like this.  then there's only a little amount left to spray and wipe up.

so there it is.  i'm hoping that some of you will have fun with this winter play idea! 
so go on.... get messy!
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Gina said...

I bet that's alot of fun. One of the teachers at school sprays shaving cream on the desks when she's teaching cursive writing (which is becoming a lost art)!

Christy said...

Now that's a great idea!! My two youngest have eczema, too. I will have to find some of that cream and give it a try. :)

JDaniel4's Mom said...

What fun! JDaniel loves to play with soap bubbles. He would love this too.

Cerys @ Rainy Day Mum said...

We haven't used any shaving foam yet - but this has inspired me and I will add some to our next grocery order

Thank you for linking with Made with Love

MiaB said...

This looks sooooo much fun :) What a great idea!!! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Sharing Saturday. Hope you have a great week and looking forward to seeing more of your posts.


Angelique Felix said...

Great! what a cool idea to transform the shave into snow :)

Love from 'Made with Love'. pinning this!

Tara @ Tales of a Trophy Wife said...

My dad's a teacher and uses it to let the kid's practice math, spelling etc. THe kid's have fun and it cleans the desks.

Carrie @ My Favorite Finds said...

Love! How fun. I haven't used this with my daughter yet, but I know she will love it!

Shiloh said...

I've done this with my 16 month old. Lol, she's not as advanced as your son though.:)

Michelle said...

FUN! :) We were going to play with our shaving cream "snow" possibly tomorrow or next week too! :)

Unknown said...

What a cool idea!! Thanks for linking at Shine on Fridays!

Laura said...

That looks like fun. We played with shaving cream in the bath this week and it did not turn out well. I will have to try this instead! Thanks for sharing at Monday Madness. Hope to see you again tomorrow!

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