The Learning Sanctuary

Shaving Cream Marble Painting!

This fun activity involves a couple of very interesting ingredients – shaving cream and food colouring! Make mesmerising patterns to frame and hang on your wall or use your beautiful paintings for greeting cards!

Materials needed

  • Sheet of cardboard or kraft paper (bigger than A4 size) x 2
  • Thick A4 paper
  • Shaving cream
  • Food colouring – multiple colours
  • Ruler
  • Spatula


  1. Take your sheet of cardboard or kraft paper and lay it on a table
  2. Spray shaving cream on the cardboard or kraft paper. Make sure the shaving cream is bigger than A4 size
  3. Pour on drop or splashes of food colouring
  4. Using the spatula spread out the colour into your desired pattern
  5. Take a piece of A4 paper and gently press on top of the coloured shaving cream
  6. Remove the paper and lay flat on the other piece of cardboard or kraft paper
  7. Use the ruler to scrape the excess shaving cream off the A4 paper
  8. Set aside the A4 paper to dry on a flat surface and then admire your creations!

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