I heard that writing in shaving cream is a fun way to practice hand writing and the perfect kids activity. Since my goal this summer is to help my son with his writing, I thought why not try it?

I put saran wrap over a kid table and let them him spray the shaving cream and write some words.

Learning to Write with Shaving Cream

His baby sister was more than willing to write too! It was harmless enough………. for a little while:-)

Learning to Write with Shaving Cream

Before long the floor was covered in shaving cream and so was baby sis!

Learning to Write with Shaving Cream

I wish the picture with a mouthful of shaving cream had turned out. I was laughing so hard, the photo turned out too blurry! LOL! No it does NOT taste good kids!

Learning to Write with Shaving Cream

At least we had some entertainment to keep them busy for a little while this summer!

What have you been doing with your kids this summer?

We’ve been swimming a lot, but now the pools in Texas are starting to feel like bath water. I don’t know about you, but I’m going a little nuts already and it’s not even July yet! Calgon take me away!!!

Need to make something tasty for this weekend? Be sure to check out my greek chicken pasta salad recipe here and here!


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  1. i love this idea! i used to use shaving cream in my classroom a few times a year to clean the student’s desks off with. they LOVED it and it worked really well. i’d put a pile on their desk, then they would play with it until it pretty much disappeared. we wiped it down then with a sponge and PRESTO…a clean desk! my classroom always smelled like a man when we were done, but it was well worth the smiles and fun!

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  2. Oh gosh this Texas heat is driving me crazy! I want to let the boys play outside, but it is SO hot out there.

    I let the kids go to the neighbor’s house and get sprayed by the neighbor’s grandmother with the water hose. The kids had a blast squirting each other.

    I got a break.

  3. We used shaving cream when I taught older 3’s in preschool. They LOVED writing and drawing in it, AND we had nice, clean tables when we were done. We also mixed shaving cream and glue 1/2 and 1/2; when used on blue or black construction paper, it makes great “snow” pictures that have texture and a 3D look. In the heat of summer, those pictures might look pretty “cool”! Another thing that’ll keep kids busy forever is cutting; get an underbed storage tote, fill it with paper scraps, and give the kids blunt scissors. Let them cut to their heart’s content. Oh, and sorting; coins, or beads, or marbles.. and an egg carton. My K5 Sunday school class would sort until I made them quit. Ahh, memories of when kids could be so easily entertained (without TV or video games….)!

  4. oh my goodness – what messy fun!
    I recently did a project with my kids where we made shaving cream paper. We used red & blue food coloring and eventually cut the paper into stars for 4th of July decor. My *hope* is to post it on my blog sometime.

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  5. This is a great way to teach kids letter formation. I did it in my first grade classroom all the time. It is also a fun way to have them do math problems and practice spelling words!

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