How To: Shaving Cream Prints

Ceramics Coordinator Brandon Lowery has a fun, easy project to share with everyone! Have food coloring and shaving cream on hand? Be prepared to get a little messy!

print suppliesMaterials

  1. Plastic to cover table
  2. Shaving Cream
  3. Ruler
  4. Food coloring
  5. Paper
  6. Toothpick
  7. Towel

To start, cover the table with plastic. Next, make a rectangle out of shaving cream roughly the size of your paper.  Smooth the shaving cream surface with the ruler to get rid of any holes and to make a blank canvas.  Drop food coloring on top of the

shaving cream surface. If using gel food coloring, thin it with water and then apply for a better end result.  After applying the food coloring, take a toothpick and drag it through the food color to create your design.  Once your design is drawn, put a piece of paper on top of it.  Lightly rub on the back of the paper to make sure you have good contact.  Carefully peel the paper off the shaving cream.  There might be some shaving cream on your paper, but you can just scrape that off gently with the ruler. You can keep making prints by following smoothing over the shaving cream again with the ruler (wipe off the ruler with a towel between prints) and laying down paper again.  Each print stands on its own, or makes a background for a drawing.  If you want a new design with the food coloring, just add some more shaving cream to the top and smooth out, repeating the steps above.

shaving cream art     

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