Marbled Painting Homework

Yes, you read that right.  HOMEWORK.  My 3 year old had homework last week.  It was fun preschool homework, but still.  I got an email last week from the teacher saying she was sending home a giant paper feather to be decorated however we want.  So, instead of letting her color away with crayons, markers, and decorate with stickers (read: hot mess), I decided to bust out an art project I’ve been wanting to try for a while.  Shaving cream marbled painting.  I’m sure you’ve seen it on Pinterest.  Looks fun, easy, and messy–just what my little ones likes.  

Step one: cover the table to protect it from toddler mess and gather my materials.  I had everything on hand, with the exception of shaving cream.  Had hubby pick up something cheap at the store.  

Spread out the shaving cream (about 1/2 inch thick) on cookie sheet.  Dot with different color paint and let the little one “scribble” with a straw to swirl the colors.  

Once everything was swirled (with a last pass by mommy to make fun designs), it was time to lay the paper down and press into the paint/shaving cream.  

Lift up the paper carefully, let sit for about 30 seconds before taking a straight edge to scrap away the excess shaving cream.  THe paint stays, the shaving cream doesn’t. We did a couple rounds of color combos.  

And some of the finished pieces, including her homework feather page (which has black smudges on it from the marker outline from the teacher):

Definitely a fun project to do again…especially for play dates and the rain/snow days we have coming up he is season.  And, bonus, Sammie’s teacher loved her feather and wants to try thisi painting method in her classroom.  


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