Our children have been very excited to try this technique. Add a bit of a personal touch to your school notebooks this year! Materials Craft tray Shaving foam Liquid watercolour (You can use other forms of paint, we have found this one is quite effective and vibrant.) Spatula Old butter knife (you could use a popsicle stick or tongue depressor too) Scraping tool (we used a ruler, but you could use a popsicle stick or tongue depressor too) Scissors Glue Washi (paper) tape Cardstock Coil ring notebook Labeller (optional) Cloths for clean-up (this would be a great craft to do outside!) Smock Directions Don your smock to protect your clothes. Spray shaving foam to the approximately the size of your paper. Smooth out your surface. We used a spatula. Apply droplets of your concentrated liquid watercolour. If your child is little you may want to put it in small containers and give them a eye dropper to apply it to the foam. The brand we used has a lid that makes droplets easy. Take your knife and pull lines down through the foam. (You could experiment with other formations as well.) Gently apply your paper to the foam/paint. Peel it off carefully. Scrape your ruler across the paper. Initially your child may need a bit of assistance with this, but once they get the hang of it, it will be easier. Wash or wipe off your ruler. Allow your project to dry overnight. Glue it to your notebook cover and cut off any excess edges. (Flip to the inside to make this easy, using the cover as your cutting line.) We sewed around the edges to create a bit of detail and then added some Washi tape as well. Label with the class, year and your name. If you have extras or scraps from cutting the edges, why not punch a hole in the top, loop through some ribbon and make a bookmark! (We laminated ours for longevity.) Purpose Getting engaged in school related activities Experimenting with different techniques Safety Notes As shaving cream is in a pressurized can, exercise care and supervise your child directly in using it. Use scissors with care. A sewing machine should be used by an adult (if you add this detail). Please like & share: One Response Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.