With the cold temperatures during the winter, it is the perfect time for kids to get crafty.
And when it comes to winter crafts for kids, there are so many fun snowman crafts to try.
My preschooler had lots of fun making this adorable shaving cream snowman.
The texture of the finished shaving cream paint is unlike anything I’ve felt. It’s puffy, soft, and a little fuzzy feeling.
The best part is, making this homemade puffy paint is so easy to do!
Shaving Cream Snowman
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- Shaving Cream
- White School Glue
- Construction Paper
- Sequins, Buttons, and Fabric Scraps (for decorating your snowman)
- Paint Brushes
- Small Bowl
Start your puffy paint snowman by mixing up your snow paint. To do this mix equal parts of shaving cream and glue in a small bowl.
You want to be sure to use a foaming shaving cream (not a gel), and white school glue so your paint is white when mixed.
If you are working with only 1-2 children, 1/4 cup of each will be more than enough.
For larger groups, try 1-2 cups of each and divide it into small bowls that 3-4 kids can share at each table.
Puffy Paint Snowman
Once the paint is ready, have your child use a paint brush to paint a snowman on construction paper. They may want to add a bit of snow at the bottom of the paper for the snowman to stand on, too.
Allow the paper to dry completely. (We had to wait overnight.)
Once the paint is dry, your child can decorate their snowman.
Sequins and small buttons are perfect for adding eyes to the snowman. A tiny piece of orange construction paper can form a carrot nose.
If you have fabric scraps they can fashion a scarf or even a hat for their shaving cream paint snowman.
I hope you have as much fun making snow paint as we did.
Looking for other snow crafts and activities?
Ginny Marie says
We have some shaving cream left over from a different preschool project. I need to try this! What a fun texture!
I never knew how fun shaving cream could be until I started exploring it with the kids… Who knew?
What a cute craft! This is perfect for a snow day.
I think it may be on our activities for today!
I just so happen to have some extra shaving cream and we may just have to try this!! Cute!
I hope you enjoy it as much as my preschooler seemed to! We are going to give it another go here today. 🙂
WriterMom Angela says
I will never cease to be amazed by the creativity of elementary teachers! I mean, who else would think of combining shaving cream and Elmer’s glue?? Genius! Thanks for linking up with #LOBS!
I know! Seriously, sometimes I have to wonder where these ideas come from!
Jolanthe Erb says
Great craft! We’ve certainly had enough snow this winter to inspire a little snowman creating and you won’t freeze while making this one.
Not freezing is always a plus! 🙂
No way! How fun! I’ll def have to try this with my girl’s! Thanks for linkin up to Sunday FUNday and sharing!
Hope you have fun painting with them!
This is a great idea!
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This is such a cool sensory and art project, I never thought of mixing the shaving cream with glue, awesome idea. We’re getting yet ANOTHER snow storm on Monday here in CT, now I know what we’ll be doing for art!!
I hope you enjoy creating your own shaving cream paint art! Stay warm!