The kids tried using this paint to make snow people in Playschool so over the Spring Break we added a bit food colouring to the mix and this is what we came up with! Materials Cardboard or thick paper such as bristol board/ poster paper Shaving foam (not the gel form) Craft (white) glue Food colouring Plastic containers Old spoon Permanent marker Scissors Smock Craft tray Cloud Wall Hanging Wooden raindrops (you can find these at craft or dollar stores- they are often marketed as “petals”) Acrylic paint Paint brushes Craft tray Ribbon or cord Thread Craft glue Stick Clear tape (Optional*) Ice Cream Cone Felt Seed beads Fabric scissors Directions Mix your white glue with your food colouring. We went with approximately 2 tablespoons of glue and 10 drops of food colouring. Add more food colouring for a deeper colour if you like. If you are adding food colouring it is best to do it prior to adding the shaving foam as you don’t want to over mix your paint, causing it to lose it’s “puffiness”! We then added approximately 1 cup of shaving foam, gently stirring the mixture. Create a painting with your foam. Our daughter’s creation was a 3-D map! Allow to dry overnight. Cloud Wall Hanging This foam cut-out served as the inspiration piece for our son who made clouds with the puffy paint. He first drew them out of cardboard. We then cut them out and painted them. While they dried, we painted some wooden raindrops on a craft tray. Once the pieces were dry, we attached the clouds to a stick he had found (now that it is getting nicer we are back to scouring the neighbourhood for all sorts of treasures!) using thread and did the same with the raindrops, gluing two together with the thread in between. We looped and glued together ribbon on the two ends of the stick to then hang it from the wall. Ice Cream Cone Inspired by so many fun ideas for ice cream cone activities (Check out this one: http://www.hellowonderful.co/post/DIY-PRETEND-PLAY-ICE-CREAM-CONES!), we turned a few of the extra clouds into ice cream. We cut a cone out of felt, sewed a few details in diagonal lines and sprinkled some beads onto the paint while wet. It is going to make a fun card for a friend’s upcoming birthday! Exploring Cardboard With some of our remaining cardboard, our eldest son made this hockey game and a cut-out character. We took some sponges from a previous project, a bit of glue and created these little houses- wouldn’t this be cute to add to a housewarming gift for a friend? Purpose Exploring different painting mediums Creating out of cardboard Recycling Safety Notes Use scissors with care & supervision. Yarn, ribbon etc. can be a strangulation hazard therefore it should be used with adult supervision and for the intended purpose. Follow the safety precautions on your shaving cream product in regards to compressed air. Only use with adult assistance. Please like & share: 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.