Tuesday, June 04, 2019

35 Creative Hands-On Shaving Cream Sensory Play Activities for Kids

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Looking for shaving cream activities for autism? Try one of these creative hands-on shaving cream sensory play ideas for kids of all ages!

Shaving cream is a great sensory material to play with and it's super easy to clean up too, which is always a nice perk, right? It simply just washes away.

Shaving cream is also versatile. You can swirl it, color it, build with it, draw in it, decorate with it, go down a slide super quick with it (yes, I'm really going to go there!)...the possibilities are endless!

Well, these 35 shaving cream activities for kids below will show you how versatile and fun shaving cream is to play with. These sensory activities are completely hands-on, although a wee bit messy (not going to sugar coat that one bit). But, they're totally worth the mess because they're super fun!

Now, if you are concerned that your child might taste or mouth the shaving cream, then remember you can always used whipped cream as a substitute.

Shaving cream sensory play ideas for kids with autism

Shaving Cream Sensory Play Ideas

Simple sensory bins and sensory play ideas using, yep, shaving cream. Many of these ideas work on fine motor skills and others will encourage kids to explore other textures, but all are 100% fun!

1. Shaving Cream Dot to Dot on the Light Table (pictured below)

2. Simple Shaving Cream Sensory Bin from My Bored Toddler

3. Sticky Shaving Cream Sensory Play from Fantastic Fun & Learning

4. Shaving Cream & Bubble Wrap Sensory Play from Picklebums (pictured)

5. Frozen Shaving Cream Sensory Bin from Learn Play Imagine (pictured)

6. Shaving Cream & LEGO Sensory Play from Toddler Approved (pictured)

7. Rainbow Noodles & Cloud Sensory Play from A Little Pinch of Perfect

8. Rock Washing Shaving Cream Sensory Bin from Happy Toddler Playtime

9. Shaving Cream & Pool Noodles Sensory Bin from Simple Everyday Mom

10. Shaving Cream Sensory Soup from Living Life & Learning

11. Shaving Cream & Water Beads Sensory Bin from 3 Dinosaurs

12. Shaving Cream Connect the Dots from School Time Snippets

13. Toddler Rainbow Sensory Play from Fun at Home with Kids

Shaving cream activities for autism

Shaving Cream Sensory Play Dough Recipes

Try these fun play dough alternatives that use shaving cream as one of the main ingredients. They're tons of fun to play with and super easy to make!

1. Sand Foam Dough Shaving Cream Sensory Play (pictured below)

2. Rainbow Foam Dough from Fun at Home with Kids

3. How to Make Homemade Snow from The Joys of Boys

Foam dough shaving cream recipe for sensory play

Pretend Play Shaving Cream Sensory Activities

Let them get creative with a bit of pretend play because these fun shaving cream sensory play ideas will certainly spark your children's imaginations!

1. Lemon Meringue Pie Pretend Play (pictured below)

2. Dragon Small World Sensory Bin from Fun at Home with Kids

3. Shaving Cream Cake Decorating Pretend Play from Hands-On Teaching Ideas

4. Construction Site Shaving Cream Sensory Table from Preschool Powol Packets

Shaving cream sensory play idea for kids using lemon scented play dough

Shaving Cream Sensory Art Ideas

Sensory art ideas using shaving cream (just like that header above suggests).

1. Tape Resist Mirror Painting - We used expired whipping cream for this, but you can use shaving cream instead. (pictured below)

2. Shaving Cream Finger Paint from Fun at Home with Kids

3. Puffy Planets Shaving Cream Sensory Craft from Thimble & Twig

4. Rainbow Shaving Cream Marbled Sensory Art from Hello, Wonderful

5. Shaving Cream Painting from Fun with Mama

Sensory art for kids using shaving cream

STEM & Literacy Shaving Cream Sensory Activities

These fun ideas using shaving cream to practice building skills in literacy, math, handwriting, and STEM. Your kids will explore and learn the alphabet, work on subtraction, and more with these amazing ideas!

1. Alphabet Ice & Shaving Cream Sensory Bin from Learning 4 Kids

2. Shaving Cream Letter Recognition Sensory Bin from Little Bins for Little Hands

3. Writing in Shaving Cream from Meaningful Mama

4. I Spy Letter Shaving Cream Sensory Bag from Teach Me Mommy

5. Shaving Cream Window Writing from Modern Preschool

6. Shaving Cream & Blocks from No Time for Flash Cards

7. Shaving Cream Subtraction Smash from School Time Snippets

Shaving cream rainbow

Messy Shaving Cream Sensory Activities to do Outdoors!

You'll definitely want to head outdoors for these full-body sensory activities using shaving cream because these ideas are super messy! But clean up is a breeze: just hose the kids off when they're all done playing.

1. Giant Colored Shaving Cream Rainbow (pictured above and below)

2. Shaving Cream Twister from Lou Lou Girls

3. Shaving Cream Battle from Fireflies & Mudpies

Sensory play ideas with shaving cream

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