We have been having lots of fun exploring different types of sensory play lately.
After making 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 super simple sand and shaving cream mix is tons of fun. It would be perfect as an outdoor summer sensory bin for preschoolers. (But I guarantee older kids will love it, too.)
Making sand foam is perfect for summer. Your child will also love our Frozen shaving cream play idea.
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Sand and Shaving Cream
Start by pouring several cups of play sand into a large, shallow container. We used an empty under the bed storage container.
Then spray a bunch of shaving cream on top of the sand. Seriously, it’s that easy.
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.)
While you can use plain, dollar store shaving cream, it is even more fun with a scented variety, like this raspberry shaving cream.
Your child will have fun piling it into their hands, mixing it, and just feeling it. It has a seriously awesome texture.
You can also add small construction trucks to the play, tiny dishes (as long as the kids are old enough to know not to eat it), or toy animals.
As the children explore and play with the mixture you can add in more shaving cream as needed.
As I said earlier, even older kids will like this one. 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 (also called sand foam) is a fun summer sensory experience your kids will love.
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