Create marbled fall leaves with shaving cream!


Hi friends! I can't wait to share with you the marbled fall leaves my kids made today! As many of you already know, my children are hooked on the shaving cream art projects. Their addiction began with the Marbled Shaving Cream Eggs. Next, they made the Shaving Cream Earths for Earth Day and then Fourth of July Shaving Cream Stars. So of course they asked to make fall leaves with the shaving cream.

But before I begin sharing the photos, I must confess that I may be suffering from a mild case of blogger's envy. I love looking and reading other people's blogs. Many bloggers have beautiful photos that could easily be in a magazine, in addition to their detailed step-by-step directions. I want to blog like that! But here is my reality.

First, I do not have a nice camera and probably will not for a l-o-n-g time. Why? Do you see this innocent face? She loves cameras and will swipe a camera anytime she can (and drop it occasionally too). Therefore, my hubby said, "No nice cameras!" An inexpensive camera is much less painful to his wallet to replace. But she is a cutie so it's worth the wait.


Second, I can no longer snap action shots. Why? Do you see the boy in the Mickey Mouse shirt? This kid will keep you on your toes! He kept trying to eat the shaving cream because he thought it was whipped cream, as well as trying to eat the "ketchup and mustard" paint.


Last, my posts are usually brief and to the point. I wish I had the time to write elaborate details. Those two toddlers above interrupt me at least ten times before I hit publish on my posts so I'm content to just make sense for now.


Are you still with me after all my rambling? If so, you will not be disappointed with this art project! Your kids will love it and the results are gorgeous one-of-a-kind designs. I enlarged and printed the leaf templates on cardstock and had my children cut them out before dipping them into the shaving cream.  CLICK HERE to read how to make shaving cream art from a previous post, or you can watch my son and I explain it in the video below.


Ecclesiastes 3:1 says, "There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity." This is a busy season of my life with two toddlers (and three older children) but I do treasure every moment, as well as welcoming the season of fall. I hope you can appreciate my not-so-great photos with my rather short descriptions. :)
Enjoy!
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7 comments:

CarolynTenn said...

So gorgeous! Can't wait to make these with my 4-year-old preschool class! (And then pumpkins and valentines and Easter eggs and shamrocks!!!) Thank you, Tamara!

Tamara L. Chilver said...

Your preschoolers will love it Carolyn :)

doshi said...

Wat type of paper to b used...can hand made paper b used

Tamara L. Chilver said...

Cardstock paper is my personal choice. Posterboard (the glossy side) works well, too. I haven't tried handmade paper yet. Let me knows how it works if you try it out.

Susen Kuchta said...

These leaves are beautiful! My daughter loves marbles, I just wonder if she loves them too much to get them messy with shaving cream, lol! Stopping by from Share it Saturday linky where this post was featured!

Kim said...

Love this project and would like to try it with my class. I was wondering if you had to redo the shaving cream, paint, and swirl for each leaf you dipped? I wouldn't have the time to make a new pan for each kiddo! Thanks!

Tamara L. Chilver said...

Hi Kim! One can of the foam shaving cream (not gel) can make about four trays since you only need about 1 inch of shaving cream on the bottom of each pan. You can reuse the same trays approx. 4-5 times with the shaving cream and paint if you'd like. I would just add a tad more shaving cream and let the kids carefully swirl the paint around each time to create different designs. Here is a video tutorial on this post that may help, too- http://www.teachingwithtlc.com/2012/04/create-marbled-eggs-with-shaving-cream.html