Shaving cream "ghosts" can get a bit messy....
foaming shaving cream
white glue (washable school glue recommended)
dark construction paper
craft sticks (optional)
large shallow pans or bowls
Book: we actually read this one
Who said boo? / Miranda, Anne
Ghosts in the house! / Kohara, Kazuno
pour equal amounts of glue and shaving cream (or at least 1 part glue to 2 parts shaving cream) into a shallow pan for each table and mix together.
What Kids Do:
wow. i'll just let the pictures speak for themselves.
--adults should wear smocks for this one too!
--if you want kids to actually "draw" with this mixture, try putting into squeeze bottles.
--Clean up is most efficient with a wet washcloth and a tub of water, not paper towels or wet-wipes.
Variations to try:This can also be snowmen, or add food coloring or liquid watercolors and it can be puffy any-season paint!
Don't tell your child their artwork is pretty. Instead, ask them what they liked best about making it, or what their favorite part of the finished product (if any) is. Or talk to them about it like you would talk about art in a museum ("I notice you've chosen a monochromatic color scheme" or "Wow! Look at the motion in these zig-zag lines here in the corner!"). This is the most challenging of all the parent challenges!