The Easy Shaving Cream Playdoh Recipe
What’s better than playing with shaving cream? Finding a shaving cream playdoh recipe, of course! Arts and crafts can keep your kids entertained for hours, while you catch up on all the things around the house.
No need to run to the store; you most likely have all the ingredients you need for this shaving cream playdoh recipe. Read on to get the playdoh recipe, and start enjoying this fun kids activity with your whole family!
We rolled up our sleeves, cleared off a space on the kitchen table, washed our hands, and gathered the ingredients for this easy playdoh recipe. To begin, I put parchment paper down to protect the table and make for an easy cleanup for kids. Arts and crafts are often a little messy, but a necessary part of early childhood development.
Easy Shaving Cream Playdoh Recipe
- Corn Starch
- Shaving Cream
- Food Coloring
When I began kneading the homemade playdoh, I could tell I needed to make some adjustments.
The homemade playdoh was too crumbly. To fix it, I added a small amount of shaving cream, and continued kneading. The kneading process took about 5 minutes. While I was kneading, my daughter kept herself busy drawing in shaving cream on her little table.
Next up, we chose the color that we wanted to use while making this homemade playdogh recipe.
If you want to make multiple colors, you will need to make a separate batch for each color.
For the first batch, she wanted to make green shaving cream playdoh. She added a few drops of food coloring to the homemade playdoh. Note to self: don’t forget that food coloring will stain your hands and clothes, so be careful!
Easy Playdough Recipe
Overall, this was an easy playdogh recipe to follow.
- Mix together equal parts of corn starch and shaving cream.
- Pour the mix onto table and begin kneading.
Make adjustments if needed. (i.e. if it’s too crumbly, add a small amount of shaving cream and continued kneading)
- Add food coloring as you’re kneading.
- Knead for 5 minutes total
In the future, when we do this easy craft for kids again, we will mix the food coloring into the bowl of cornstarch and shaving cream BEFORE kneading it. I think it would help with the color consistency.
Although a little messy, this shaving cream playdoh was an excellent fine-motor activity for kids. According to Fun Early Learning, Fine motor skills “…help children perform important tasks like feeding themselves, grasping toys, buttoning and zipping clothes, writing, drawing, and more”.
My daughter played with it for nearly an hour before dinner! If you have things you need to get done around the house, and need your kiddos to stay busy, this will definitely give you some time! I can’t wait to try another easy playdoh recipe and share it with you all.
Getting your kids involved in arts and crafts at a young age will benefit them for years to come. These type of activities encourage self-expression, build fine motor skills, promotes creativity, improve hand-eye coordination, and so much more!
If you are interested in arts and crafts subscription boxes for your kiddos, check out my blog post, 5 Fantastic Arts and Crafts Boxes for Kids.
Thanks for stopping by to check out this easy playdoh recipe for kids. Whether you’re making it for your classroom, or for your own kiddos at home, I recommend getting them involved in the process. The more they can do hands-on activities, the better!
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