Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Rainbow-Shaving Cream Sensory Play

This is such a fun activity for kids and even more fun if you surprise them with it! I prepared our RAINBOW-SHAVING CREAM SENSORY PLAY activity beforehand and when I called L to the kitchen to play, draw and discover she was delighted! She kept saying, "Hey, how'd the rainbow get in here!?!" Like many of our crafts and activities, this one is done with things we already had around the house...so no need to go to the store to buy supplies! For what it's worth, a can of cheap shaving cream equals hours of fun for kids...we always have one on hand! 



Materials needed:
-large, oven-safe pan
-aluminum foil
-broken crayons
-sharp knife & cutting board
-oven
-shaving cream


First, line your pan with aluminum foil. Spread it out as smooth and flat as possible.


Cut your crayons into shavings...we did the colors of the rainbow, but you can do any combination of colors. 


Sprinkle the crayon shavings out on the foil-lined pan.


Bake in the oven at 200 degrees F for 5 minutes. Remove from the oven, careful not to tip or shake the pan, and let the pan and crayons cool completely. 


Next, squirt shaving cream onto the pan and spread it out evenly...about 1/2 inch thick.



Here comes the fun part...time for your little ones to play!!! 



They can practice drawing shapes, writing letters and numbers in the shaving cream. 


We had fun taking turns, playing "pictionary" too! Enjoy!!!




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