Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Shaving Cream Sensory Play

I combed some of my favorite blogs and found an activity that a) looked fun, b) seemed appropriate for Kz's age and c) didn't cost me and arm and a leg. It just so happened that my husband called while I was on my way home from the gym and asked me to pick up some shaving cream for him. Shaving cream sensory play it is!

Growing a Jeweled Rose is the guru of all things messy and fun so I chose to model the sensory bag after her own. I placed shaving cream, blue food coloring and yellow food coloring in a Ziploc bag. I made sure to double tape the seal shut using packing tape. I think duck tape would have worked even better but I didn't have any on hand. I mainly taped it because I had horrible visions of Kz smacking the bag and having it explode all over the floor. It turned out to be a doubly good idea since the first place this bag ended up was, of course, Kz's mouth.

When he discovered the bag, he eyed it curiously, reached over and squeezed it once. That was it. One squeeze. 

The following is a list of activities that were more interesting than the shaving cream bag...

This basket,


My camera strap, 

The floor mat, 

Silly faces,

 More floor mat,

And this book.

After a lot of coaxing (and hiding every other toy in the room from sight) Kz touched the bag again. He squeezed it, threw it, trapped it with his feet and ate it. All in all, it kept him busy for about 4.5 minutes. So, this didn't go as planned. I think he's still a bit young for it. If he could talk he would probably say, "Mom, really? What am I supposed to do with this? I can't touch it, I can't eat it. You're killin' me." I'll try this again in a few months. Or, maybe I'll just wait until he can get down and dirty with shaving cream sans plastic bag. Either way, the search for exciting sensory play for babies continues.


  1. hahahaha...good one!
    he's such a delight

  2. Hi! Found you on Bloggy Moms! Thanks for sharing some great ideas. Love the pics!


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