Curly Crafty Mom: Food Coloring Shave Cream Activity from Highlights... with a 4th of July color theme!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Food Coloring Shave Cream Activity from Highlights... with a 4th of July color theme!

The Highlights magazine had this neat idea of putting shave cream in a glass pyrex casserole dish to eliminate the cleanup afterwards. What a great idea! Also, since it is in the 'glass' you can let your child squirt food coloring on the shave cream so they can experiment without staining your table top!

I thought, why not do red and blue food coloring since it is 4th of July weekend! Red, white (shave cream) and blue! Fantastic!





First I had Nathan squirt the shavecream onto the glass dish. This was his favorite part...



Then, I had him mix the shavecream to the edges of the pyrex container. My boy does NOT like to have messy hands. He cringed at this part! lol!



So, I helped him smudge it. And, I put some on his nose! Hee! Look at how he is holding his hands out, he is not liking this activity... but, Momma is!



He got to squirt the red



and the blue.



There is a smile, but only because I put plastic bags (ok, so I didn't have gloves) on his hands so his hands wouldn't get messy. But, look, he is still holding his hands out like he is ready to be done with this messy project already!



Hmmm... All that trouble and he played with it for 3 seconds.



So, I took the plastic bags off his hands and made him dive into the messy shave cream with me! Look at those hands!



A masterpiece

Of course, the dye stained both of our hands and I had to hear Nathan ask me to get the color of his hands for the next HOUR. It would not. come. off. So, looks like we are already decorated for the 4th of July for tomorrow!
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