A great friend of mine, Casey, shared this art activity with me, and it is too good not to share on the blog! She did it with her little girl who is Noah's BFF and made Noah his birthday card (see photo above). This activity involves both art and sensory play which are always a big hit with Noah. :)
To get started you need a cookie sheet, shaving cream, food coloring, wooden skewers or thin sticks and blank paper cut into cards. I used light blue construction paper for the cards.
Then, fill the cookie sheet with shaving cream and spread it out evenly.
Next, add several drops of food coloring on top of the shaving cream.
Let your child have fun using the wooden skewer(s) to make designs in the shaving cream and marble the colors together.
Noah also had fun putting his hands in the shaving cream and spreading the colors around (sensory play!).
Then, take a card and lay it gently on the shaving cream/color mixture. Press down gently and then remove the card. Let it dry for a few minutes and then carefully wipe away the shaving cream with a dry paper towel.
Let the cards dry completely and then viola! Beautiful homemade cards ready for any occasion.