Maker Monday: Let’s Make Shaving Cream Impressions


Welcome to another Maker Monday activity, Kidsburgh families!

We are happy to bring you this free creative activity – a “Let’s Try” video, created by our friends at Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh. This week’s project will teach kids to make colorful art prints using shaving cream and food coloring.

You’ll find all the details on the materials and instructions here, and you can follow the video below to learn each easy step.

A note to the child makers: please work with a parent or caregiver on every project and always be very careful when using tools of any kind.

Maker Monday materials you will need:

  • shaving cream
  • food coloring
  • a tray or plate
  • cardboard or a ruler
  • toothpicks or forks
  • paper


  • Shake the shaving cream and lay a layer on your plate or tray.
  • Use food coloring to add drops of color onto the shaving cream. (Quick tip: Add more colors for a more detailed print.)
  • Use toothpicks (or forks) to swirl the colors around the shaving cream.
  • Place a sheet of paper on top of the shaving cream and GENTLY press down.
  • Lift the paper to see how the colors have transferred onto the paper.
  • Use a piece of cardboard (or a ruler) to scrape off excess shaving cream.
  • Let the paper dry flat. So admire your work!

Do you want more fun at home doing beautiful things? Check out more Maker Monday videos from Kidsburgh and the Children’s Museum.


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