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Friday, May 22, 2015

Shaving Cream Class Act

It's Friday on one of the last weeks of school. I brought in some cans of shaving cream and had the kids in my middle school class make marbled papers, for "thank you" cards.

The kids had a blast. It is important for them to get their hands in the mess, to use all their tactical senses at least once in a while! Clean up was easy because I had paper down on the tables, and they just washed the foam off their hands, arms, faces, etc... and the room smelled really pretty afterwards.

And the results were quite beautiful.
Put name or initials on all papers before hand ( you will forget the next day who did which)
Shaving cream (foam, not gel) in a deep dish plastic plate or a metal pie pan
Add drops of liquid watercolors
Swirl with a palette knife or with fingers
Press paper to the surface
Lift off and quickly use a ruler, or straight edge, to "squeegie" the foam off the card.
(Do not leave the foam on or the paper will get soggy and weird)
Hang to dry.

Next we will use stencils to spell letters and add a word, (like "thanks", "cheers", "congrats" ).

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