Let’s Color Shaving Cream!

Mom and I did a thing.  We like to try out hand at (some) crafts we see on Facebook.  Some turn out, some don’t.

I like some of these, but others, not so much.  Mom loves them.  I really wish I had her eyes.  She just likes the fact that we got up and attempted it.  She looks at the action, I look at the outcome.

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Here’s what you need:

  • A shallow baking pan
  • Shaving Cream-We used dollar store stuff, which was kind of watery, but we achieved our desired effect (we think).  Try different brands to see what works best for you
  • Thick card stock (we used printer paper, just to figure out what we were doing.  We also grabbed canvas later on, along with some towels, as an experiment).
  • Food coloring (we also used acrylic paint, which also worked).
  • Some sort of smoother/mixer (we used a spatula).
  • I think the wax paper was to put the spatulas on/wipe them off.

Here’s what you do:

  1. Spray a layer of shaving cream into the baking pan.IMG_4499
  2. Put drops of desired color(s) of food coloring onto the shaving cream.IMG_4500IMG_4501
  3. Use your smoother to make a design in the shaving cream.IMG_4502
  4. Firmly push card stock/canvas into the shaving cream (so the design goes onto whatever you’re using).
  5. Scrape off shaving cream with…something.  I can’t remember what we used, maybe the other spatula.  No…a bread cutter?
    1. You can also let the design sit for a minute to let it “dry” on the surface.  Experiment to see what works best for you.
  6. Tada!  Let it sit before you do anything with it.IMG_4515

It was messy, but it was fun!  The ones on the towel didn’t turn out, but the canvases are pretty cool.

If you decide to try it out, I want to see pictures!

*No, picture 3 does not go with picture 6.

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