Indoor Play - Shaving Paint

The gross cold bug that's been going around has made its way to our household. Actually, it's more like it moved in here around Christmas and decided to stay a while. I've been sick for almost two weeks now and finally went to the doctor yesterday and I officially have a sinus infection and a mild ear infection. Yuck. I'm the last of us to get truly sick this season. Every single one of us have been prescribed antibiotics in 2017. This fact is, to quote my dear husband, "Crazy. And gross."


I am all about silver linings and I have two for this bout of ick.

1) I hate being sick but love sick days. And I'm taking one right now. After filling up my entire work trash can with tissues (so gross) and seeing the doctor, I decided it was time to take one full day of rest. So here I am, in my quiet house. Resting. And hopefully healing. (Antibiotics, werk!)

2) This sick day has given me time to update the blog with all of the indoor fun we've been having.

So without further ado, I give you shaving paint.

Here's what you do:

1. Gather materials. You'll need:

  • Shaving cream
  • 2 colors of paint
  • A large zip top bag
  • Masking tape
  • Postage tape

2. Squirt two different colors of paint into the corners of the bag, one color on each side.
3. Squirt the shaving cream into the bag.
4. Seal the bag.
5. Tape the top for an extra secure close - I used masking tape followed by postage tape but duct tape would work too.
6. Let your kids go to town.

This activity allows kids to experiment with color mixing and completely eliminates the risk of getting paint everywhere. No mess, no problem.

This is what we started with. One bag for each kid.

And this is what they did with them.