Colouring Shaving Foam For Sensory Play

What Do Children Learn From Coloured Shaving Foam?

Mark Making – as they make different movements within the shaving foam and notice the marks that are made.

Fine Motor Skills – as they use their fingers and tool to make marks with the shaving foam.

Gross Motor Skills – If you use the shaving foam as bath paint they can be working on their gross motor development as the make big movements to leave marks with the shaving foam.

Speech and Language – As you explore the shaving foam together using new and previously known vocabulary.

Creativity – As they use the shaving foam to create a picture

Colour Recognition – As the explore the different coloured shaving foam and test out the different colours they can make as they are mixed together.



Mess Scale


3 Years +

On The Day

How To Make Coloured Shaving Foam

Just Grab

  • Shaving foam
  • Paint


  1. Squirt the shaving foam in a bowl.
  2. Squirt the paint into the shaving foam and gently mix until the colour and the shaving foam have combined evenly.
  3. Repeat this step for each colour.

What Is The Best Way To Clean Up Coloured Shaving Foam?

Cleaning Up Your Child

Remove dirty clothes and rinse them in the sink before popping them into the wash. Use a damp flannel to clean the worst of the shaving foam off your child; they may need a bath or shower after this activity.

Cleaning Up A Small Tray

Place the tray into the sink and run the tap to wash away the shaving foam.

Cleaning A Large Tray

Scoop the worst of the shaving foam into a bowl, then rinse the bowl in the sink. Now wipe the tray with some kitchen roll to remove any excess shaving foam, then wipe over the tray with an anti-bac wipe.

Cleaning The Surrounding Area

Use some kitchen roll to wipe up the worst of the shaving foam, then mop the surrounding area.

Shaving Foam Sensory Play Ideas

Shaving Foam Activity

Shaving Foam Activity

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