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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