Foam Painting – Painting and Printing with Shaving Foam

Foam painting-painting with shaving foam - Our Little House in the Country #foampainting #painting #printing

This is such a fun activity!  It combines two of our favourites – messy play and painting! This is simple, fun and suitable for all ages from toddlers up!  It has been a while since we last did this and a recent post from Left Brain Craft Brain inspired me to try it again.

What we used:

  • shaving foam (we but cheap and cheerful but does the job perfectly)
  • paints
  • trays (we used a baking tray and a printing tray, our second printing tray is still  missing!!!!)
  • paint brushes
  • card

Foam painting-painting with shaving foam - Our Little House in the Country #foampainting #painting #printing

What we did:

  • Doodles sprayed some foam onto each tray
  • Doodles and Oodles then spread the the foam over the trays so that they were covered in a thin layer.
  • They then poured some paint onto the tray and used their brushes to swirl the paint through the foam.
  • Once they were happy with their designs they gently placed their sheets of card onto the trays and gently rubbed.
  • Carefully they peeled  back the card and revealed their prints.

Foam painting-painting with shaving foam - Our Little House in the Country #foampainting #painting #printing

Doodles experimented with several colours and patterns and Oodles decided to dip her brush into the foam and paint with it on her sheet.
Foam painting-painting with shaving foam - Our Little House in the Country #foampainting #painting #printing

We left the sheets to dry and a few hours later our works of art transformed into these “marbleised” prints.Foam painting-painting with shaving foam - Our Little House in the Country #foampainting #painting #printingD and O were thrilled with the outcome but to be honest the process was so much fun and the real highlight of this art activity.

Have fun!

Ciara x

 

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