Finger Paint and Shaving Cream


A couple of weeks ago Eli and I set up his water table outside for some good old messy sensory fun!

I had a partial can on Dollar Store shaving cream and some homemade finger paints left over from other activities.


A few cooking utensils added to the enjoyment.


So interesting to see the colors swirl and mix together!


But on a hot day, the clean up process proved to be the best part of all. This boy loves his garden hose!




  1. Maysem said,

    September 20, 2012 at 11:01 am

    So much fun going on there! Homemade fun always seems to be the best! Weather is getting chillier her in Chicago… it’s that darn fall that I love! 😉 Here and there we get warm weather. I’m sure you remember the Chicago weather at this time of the year. 🙂

    • September 20, 2012 at 11:10 am

      Yeah, and I miss it! I love the crisp air, even the drizzly days when you just want to hole up in a coffee shop with a good book. I really loved going to Caribou Coffee where they had comfy seating and a fireplace (and it’s where I met my husband!) I used to grade my students’ papers there. But these days with a small child in tow I don’t suppose I’d be vegging out much in coffee shops even if the weather were perfect for it LOL!

  2. Rachel said,

    September 20, 2012 at 12:22 pm

    That’s awesome!! I totally need to do that with mine. They’d both love it!

    • September 20, 2012 at 6:32 pm

      They’ll have a blast, and if you do it outdoors cleanup is a snap! Next time I want to increase the ratio of paint to shaving cream as after a while of mixing the colors really started to fade.

  3. ReStitch Me said,

    September 20, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    So fun! 🙂

  4. katesurfs said,

    September 21, 2012 at 4:27 am

    Oh!!! Summer’s coming here in Australia, good idea!

  5. September 21, 2012 at 7:29 am

    That absolutely looks like lots of fun!

  6. September 21, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    Looks like lots of fun 🙂

  7. September 24, 2012 at 9:39 am

    If I was a kid I would totally want you for a mom. You do the most fun a creative things!!

    • September 24, 2012 at 9:45 am

      Oh my goodness, that is probably about the best compliment I have EVER received! Thank you, Karah!

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