I try to do so sort of project each week the girls, and this week I chose shaving cream painting. This past summer the girls were introduced to shaving cream when I attempted to get them to write in it. That ended with both girls and my kitchen covered in shaving cream. After that we only used it in the bathtub where they would mistakenly chant "sour cream, sour cream," when they wanted some. They always get excited to do something with shaving cream!
So we started with cheap shaving cream, a shallow pan (or whatever shallow dish you have around), acrylic paint, and thick paper (we used watercolor paper and construction paper). You will also need a spoon, toothpicks, and a squeegee.Squirt shaving cream all over your dish an smooth a little (we used a spoon for that). The squirt whatever colors of acrylic paint you want on it. The girls chose several colors most of which we metallic or sparkly.
We then used toothpicks to swirl it around a bit.
Once you are happy with the swirling just place a piece of paper on top for a few seconds and lift straight up. It will have to sit a couple more minutes for the paint to adhere to the paper now.
During all this painting I kept Eli busy with a little sensory bin of big uncooked noodles and bright colored plastic animals. He mainly liked dropping them all over the floor.
After the painting has sat a few minutes just take a squeegee and squeegee all the shaving cream off. The paint stays behind, and you have your picture! First we tried the watercolor paper. Then we repeated with several colors of construction paper, and it worked too.