Get super creative with this three-dimensional paint that stays exactly where you put it.
This is what you’ll need:
- Colored construction paper
- Shaving cream
- White glue
- Small cups for mixing the paint mixture
- Painting tools – paint brushes, craft sticks, combs, spoons, etc.
Step 1 – Prepare the Shaving Cream Paint
Connect: Have your child help squirt the shaving cream into the cup. He or she will enjoy having control of this part of the project.
Step 2 – Paint
Connect: Talk about how the paint looks and feels. If it’s thick and it doesn’t pour easily have your child use different motions to get the paint out of the cup. Try turning the cup upside down. Try scooping out the paint and tapping it on the paper.
Step 3 – Get Creative!
Four year olds are much more creative than we adults are. It was my son’s idea to draw cupcakes and add the paint as icing, decorating it with sprinkles (glitter).
Connect: Be receptive to your child’s ideas. This paint holds glitter well. You could also make a snowman and add small objects, like toothpicks, jewels, and buttons. Ask your child “What can we make with this paint?” Make it your goal to say yes to whatever your child suggests.
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