I love messy things! I love to get dirty and just have fun doing it! Last week, it was raining and we were stuck inside. I had planned for the rains so earlier in the day I cut out some shapes, using cookie cutters, on some white cardstock paper.
After the kids were home, fed, and had some time to wined down, we got busy! I had bought a couple cheap cookie sheets at the Dollar Tree for activities like this! I set the table up and it was time to get messy!
WARNING: If doing this activity inside, cover all areas!
I gave each kid a blob of shaving cream. They then got to choose a color (food coloring) that they wanted to make the shaving cream. I put some drops of food coloring on the shaving cream and gave them a popsicle stick to mix it up!
Once it mixed to their liking, they pressed the paper shape into the shaving cream.
They did this for awhile. We changed colors a couple times. But they got sick of using the sticks and started using their hands! Remember: food coloring stains! But it was fun! They only had colored hands for about 24 hours!
I guess I didn’t get a picture of Josie using her hands, but Jayden got into it! This really surprises me as Jayden has always had texture issues! He would not have done this a couple years ago! It’s fun to see him get messy!
I didn’t get a good picture of our colored shapes, but this gives you an idea. And I didn’t keep them to see how they would dry. But it was still fun!
I got this from one of two website, but I can’t remember what site. They did it a bit differently too. Their idea was Easter related. It was either from “Dresses and Messes” or “Glue Sticks”. Look them up! They are good sites!