Friday, August 17, 2012
Enjoying Your Little One! #1 Art with Shaving Cream
Children love to assist adults, so this is a great way to encourage learning through creating a special art project together! It will also incorporate math skills through measuring! ;)
Shaving Cream - I recommend using the sensitive kind, as you might see a reaction using others...if you see any allergic reaction or you are concerned about one, consult your child's pediatrician. Jackson was pretending to shave with Daddy one day using Daddy's shaving cream and ended up with a slight rash that went away quickly. This is why I point out any concerns you might have about allergic reactions. We use baking pans or the kitchen table to play with shaving cream. ;)
Mix the shaving cream with white school glue and create some "sundaes with whipped cream" or "ice cream sodas" or "snowy pictures."
If you are not concerned about your child's "art" clothing for the day, then add some food coloring to the shaving cream for some more fun!
1 cup cornstarch
1 cup water
This is a great recipe! It feels wonderful in your hands and your children can close the Goop into their fist and then open their hand to watch it transform and slip through their fingers!
Expand this experience more by adding the classic book Bartholomew and The Oobleck by Dr. Seuss to the fun for the day! Go visit the library and borrow it to read with your child!
Recipes from Creative Resources for the Early Childhood Classroom - Judy Herr and Yvonne Libby Larson