We have been having lots of fun exploring different types of sensory play lately. After our “rainbow cream pies,” I was looking forward to exploring other shaving cream play ideas. And then it hit me. (Or I hit it, when I walked into the sand and water table…) Sand! This sand and shaving cream mix is so much fun I had to share.
How to Make Sand Foam:
Pour several cups of play sand into a large container. We used a large, under the bed storage container. Spray a bunch of shaving cream on top.
Mix the shaving cream and sand together. You can use a spoon, but it is so much fun for the kids to use their hands for this. Keep adding shaving cream as needed until you wind up with a nice, fluffy, sandy texture. (It reminds me a bit of that whipped butter and cinnamon/sugar mix they put on sweet potatoes at some restaurants.)
My kids had fun piling it into their hands, mixing it, and just feeling it. It has an awesome texture. While the children explore and play with the mixture you can add in more shaving cream as needed.
My niece kept telling me it was the “best time” she’d had at our house– pretty high compliments from a 7 year-old. Sand and shaving cream sand foam is one of those sensory plays that is fun for all ages.
Let the kids have fun with these other ideas:
- Apple-Scented Bubble Dough
- Frozen-Inspired Shaving Cream and Ice Sensory Table
- DIY Shark Party Games
- Subtraction Squish Math Activity