1. Spray shaving cream into your container, notice how the shaving cream foams up quickly after leaving the can.
How does the shaving cream feel? Does it feel more like a liquid or a solid?
2. Smooth out the shaving cream with your popsicle stick or piece of cardboard so you have a flat surface to work with. (This step doesn’t have to be perfect, focus on have fun moving the shaving cream around!)
3. If you’re using food color: Squeeze as many drops of colors onto your shaving cream as you’d like!
If you’re using liquid watercolor: Either by using the pipette or straw, transfer small amounts of liquid watercolor to your shaving cream. If you’re using a straw, place one end into the watercolor, put your thumb over the top of the straw, and then lift. The watercolor will stay in your straw! Release your thumb when you’re ready for the watercolor to drip out of the straw and onto the shaving cream.
What happens to the colors after you drop them on top of your shaving cream? Does it sink in the foam or stay on top?
4. Take your fork and swirl the top layer of your shaving cream. Have fun with this!
What are the different ways you can swirl your shaving cream?
5. When you’re happy with how your swirled colors look, place a paper gently on top of your shaving cream, then smooth it with the tips of your fingers until the entire paper touches the shaving cream.
6. Carefully lift your paper from the shaving cream. Move it to your newspaper station and lay it flat with your colors and shaving cream facing up. Take either your popsicle stick or piece of cardboard and scrape off the excess shaving cream from the paper. (You may need someone’s help holding down your picture while you scrape!)
7. Lay your artwork out to dry in a safe spot. Repeat this process with the same shaving cream, just add more watercolor/food coloring. Experiment by using other stirring tools that you can find around the house!