Sensory Bin with Shaving Cream Project


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I find myself trying to find new and daring ways to entertain B these days. I know our precious “one on one” time is going to be limited very soon. I found this great little blog with a fun shaving activity while cruising on Pinterest and of course my inner child wanted in on the action!

Now, I sort of changed things to fit our situation. I found some super cheap shaving cream at the dollar store (for sensitive skin, just in case) and I thought maybe keeping it simple would be best for our first time.

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I started out by laying down an old table cloth and a plastic storage bin. I usually spread out this table cloth when we do finger painting so B was excited to see it. I put a little shaving cream in a dish with dividers, added some food coloring and B was very intrigued. I set it on the floor and gave him a spoon to see what he’d do. He pushed the colored cream around a little bit and then looked on as I put a whole lot of shaving cream in the plastic bin. He squealed with delight and  lifted his leg to get in the bin! I told him to hold off a minute as I wanted him to have the chance to squeeze it in his little hands or mix up the colors.

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He took the spoon and painted with the colored cream in the bin and it was so pretty!
I then let him get in the bin and he couldn’t stop playing, laughing, and squealing with delight. He had almost an hour of fun before he tried to stand up and slip a bit.

The pictures and pure fun we both had was well worth the bit of mess and a bath.

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27 thoughts on “Sensory Bin with Shaving Cream Project

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  • January 22, 2013 at 9:22 am
    have you checked out Play At Home Mom? there's TONS of cool activity ideas for kids like this one Reply
  • January 21, 2013 at 10:35 am
    I love this idea for kids who don't still put things in their mouths (read: my kid). Hope to do this eventually. I also love the blanket that is clearly your project blanket underneath! Yay for no messes! Reply
  • January 1, 2013 at 11:48 am
    I wonder if they make tubs big enough for me, this looks like a blast! I wouldn't mind doing it with buttercream frosting! Reply
  • December 31, 2012 at 10:04 am
    Awesome idea !! thanks Reply
  • December 29, 2012 at 7:01 am
    Oh how cute! I use to work delivering lunches for the Head Start Program and they would take shaving cream and place it on the table and the kids could rub it until it disappeared. They all loved it, playing in it, etc. I tried it with my grandson but he just doesn't like his hands dirty so he really didn't enjoy it at all but I'll bet if it was in a tub like this, he'd love it. Reply
  • December 26, 2012 at 1:23 pm
    Adorable! I should try this with my grandbaby ;) Reply
  • December 24, 2012 at 9:14 am
    OMG my son would soooo love this! Thanks for the idea! Reply
  • December 20, 2012 at 8:09 pm
    Aww that is such an adorable face. You're a cool mom! I'm a neat freak so I can honestly say I've skipped over that pin quite a few times! Love Pinterest though. It's addicting! Reply
  • December 20, 2012 at 8:21 am
    What adorable pictures and this looks absolutely too fun. This is definitely something we will be trying in our house. just hope my little one doesn't like the taste of shaving cream. Reply
  • December 19, 2012 at 10:07 pm
    Such a cutie pie. Looks like he's having fun playing in the shaving cream and growing a beard too. Kids love to explore and feel the difference in things like sand and water etc. In daycare we have numerous things for the kids to just play in with shovels and buckets . Fun way to occupy the kids thanks for the idea too. Reply
  • December 19, 2012 at 12:26 am
    Wow! These are really great photos! This is a wonderfully fun idea. I'm going to have to jot it down. :) Reply
  • December 18, 2012 at 9:44 am
    Very cute idea, I will have to tell my son, he is always looking for things for his identical twin son's to do. Thank s for the post Reply
  • December 17, 2012 at 11:18 am
    This is such a great idea. I am always looking for indoor fun for my two kids. We will definitely try this over the holidays! Reply
  • December 17, 2012 at 11:14 am
    such a cute idea, I might try it with my kids Reply
  • December 17, 2012 at 9:37 am
    Wow, I have never seen that before. Looks like pure fun, for any little one. Reply
  • December 16, 2012 at 10:37 am
    That looks ridiculously fun!! Your photos are hysterical! Yes, thank you for the inspiration...we may just have to give it a try. Reply
  • December 12, 2012 at 5:57 pm
    What a great fun idea. I would love to do this for my grandson. He would have so much fun. Reply
  • December 7, 2012 at 5:08 pm
    my son would have LOVED this when he was younger Reply
  • December 7, 2012 at 11:19 am
    Wow, you are a talented photographer! I love this idea Reply
  • December 6, 2012 at 1:36 am
    The young girl I take care of had to do something like this in occupational therapy. I think it is a neat idea though, thank you for sharing. Reply
  • December 4, 2012 at 2:44 pm
    Oh my goodness that looks like it was fun. A little messy, but fun. I am sure that my boys would BOTH love it! Thanks for the idea :) Reply
  • December 3, 2012 at 7:28 pm
    This is such a fun idea! I put shaving cream in an ice cube tray, with different food coloring, and a few paint brushes, and give it to my daughter in the bath tub. She loves it and paints the tiles, tub, and my arms, lol. I can also rinse her off with the shower and it's not very messy :). Red, pink, and dark blue may stain and require a good scrubbing......I learned that the hard way. Reply
  • December 3, 2012 at 4:12 pm
    Thanks for the idea. I think my 2 yr old would love this as well! You son has the most gorgeous eyes btw!! Reply
  • December 3, 2012 at 3:40 pm
    He's 2 and over the whole putting stuff in his mouth stage so that's why I felt comfortable doing it. And that particular CD I don't care about. It's an AIO that's lost its absorbancy and the snaps don't work well. =) Reply
  • December 3, 2012 at 3:32 pm
    Love it! I want to do this with My DD - How old is your LO? Did he try to eat it at all?(My DD is only 15m - and exploring everything with her mouth!) Ack! I'd be scared about my cloth diapers and shaving cream! Reply

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