Our Oahu family activity is keeping us inside today because sometimes you just can’t make it out the door. Especially with all the rain lately (is winter over yet?). Instead, let’s get messy. With shaving cream.
Shaving cream is an unexpected art tool for kids. There are approximately 1 million different uses of shaving cream for art, play, and learning. Or at least 67 (P.S. this links to a really fantastic blog). All those options were a little overwhelming, so I decided to start simple with bathtub painting.
Micah was intrigued, delighted. We get to do what with it?! We added a few drops of food coloring and made a lovely shaving cream palette. The colors are vibrant, really satisfying. I put the kids in the tub along with the “paint” and a couple brushes and they went to town. Squishing it, painting with it, mixing the colors. They super loved it.
I highly recommend using the unscented shaving cream. I also think it was silly to add water to the tub since I had to clean the kids afterwards anyway. Next time, we’ll try the shower or painting the side of the house (and I wonder why my kids are always coloring on the walls. Oh well, that’s what rentals are for).
If it’s a beautiful day and you want to get outside instead, check out the Keiki Monday archives for more toddler activities on Oahu.