Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Messy Fun

Here's an art activity that I saw on another blog recently, but I can't remember which one. This activity was so much fun, I might try it out in the classroom this year. G mentioned that she'd like to make some more for her grandparents' birthdays, but she'd like to keep these and frame them for her room. They're so beautiful, I just might do that!

This is what you need: cookie sheet, shaving cream, food coloring, fork, cardstock, straight edge

Step One: Cover cookie sheet with shaving cream and squeeze several drops of food coloring in your color choice.

Step Two: Use a fork to swirl, not mix, colors. Plastic forks work very well.

Step Three: Lay the piece of cardstock down onto the shaving cream and press, making sure the entire paper is covered.

Step Four: Peel the paper off of the shaving cream and place on your surface.

Step Five: Use a straight edge to wipe off the excess shaving cream.

Viola! You're left with a swirly masterpiece. We re-used the same shaving cream several times and just kept adding different colors. The really neat part was seeing the colors mix and form new colors.

Try it at home! It's really not as messy as it looks. :)

1 comment:

  1. I have to agree that the pictures are absolutely beautiful and most definitely should be framed and hung up! And I would love to get one as a gift ;-)

    Grandma Mimi (Michelle's Mom & grandma to the 2 G's)