Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Playing with Shaving Cream

Playing with shaving cream is one of our favorite indoor activities. The kids feel like they're making a mess, but clean up is really easy because it's just soap. They actually smell better after playing with shaving cream than before. But there are some DO's and DON'Ts to shaving cream.
#1. DO take off your shirt before you start or you'll get shaving cream all over your sleeves.

#2. DON'T pick your nose if you have shaving cream on your hands or your nose will look like this.
#3. DO draw pretty pictures and words in your shaving cream.

#4. DON'T clap your hands or you'll get shaving cream everywhere, even in your hair.

#5. DO provide a Popsicle stick or other scraping device so that little hands don't become giant blobs of shaving cream.

And when you're all done playing, you might end up with a creation like this:


JAMIE'S CREW said...

That looks like good, clean fun!

Carol in Sweden said...

I used to do that with my Pre-K classes in LA...we did it outside on the tables. It's fun to add some drops of food coloring to it and watch all the different colors appear, then mix, then at the end it's all a light brown. Then I would take the hose and spray off the table. If I were doing this in Sweden they could be in their underwear then I'd just spray them off at the end and they would lay in the sun to dry!

I haven't done this with Maya...I should, huh? come to think of it..is there shaving cream in a can in Sweden? I'll have to look!

Your kids are SO cute! Gosh ya'll have a lot of fun together!

Lynnette Kraft said...

That looks like great fun! I've been squirting hair mousse in my 1 year olds hand and he loves to just stare at it. Of course hair mousse is sticky, so I've been thinking I need to get some shaving cream. :) I remembering doing this with my oldest children when they were little.

You must be a fun mommy!