Thursday, May 24, 2012

Pretend Cotton Candy Art Activity for Kids

Cotton Candy Art Activity for Kids
Crafts for all abilities! 
for Ages 4 Years and Up    
Making this "Cotton Candy" Craft is a Sensory Delight!
Circus anyone?

 Supplies Needed:
  • 1 Deep Bin or Baking Pan
  • Shaving Cream
  • Food Coloring
  • Large Paint Brush
  • Watercolor Paper or Cardboard or Thick Paper Plate
  • Scissors
  • Double Sided Tape
  • White Construction Paper
  • Newspaper To Keep The Work Area Clean
Time Needed:  
  • 30 Minutes plus drying time
What To Do: 
  1. ADULT: Put about 1 inch of Shaving Cream into the bottom of a deep bin or baking pan and then add several drops each of green, red and yellow food coloring. Use your large tipped paint brush to pull through the shaving cream to create ribbons of color!
  2. Swirl the paint brush in the shaving cream and paint it onto your watercolor paper, covering it all.
  3. Paint onto watercolor paper making sure there is plenty of shaving cream on the brush.
    NOTE: Painting in a circular motion makes it look the most like cotton candy. 
  4. Paint in a circular motion for a cotton candy look

  5.  Let dry completely (several hours to overnight depending on how thickly it was painted).

  6. Cut in a curvy motion around the sides of the paper to make it resemble the shape of cotton candy.
    cotton candy kids craft
    Looks great!
  7. Roll white paper diagonally until it looks like this:

  8. Tape the edge so it stays like a cotton candy holder.
  9. Flatten out by pressing it onto a hard surface.
  10. Put double sided tape on the top portion of the holder and stick the "cotton candy" on top of it.
    Creating the cone/holder is easy!
    Fabulous Pretend Cotton Candy Craft looks colorful, light and fluffy!
  11. ENJOY! You're done!
    We hung ours right on the wall! Makes us feel like summer is closer!
Why We Love Crafts for Kids:
Art develops creative thinking, provides means of communication and self expression, increases self understanding, strengthens self concepts and confidence, serves as an emotional release, provides decision-making opportunities, develops appreciation for the individuality of others, aids physical coordination, develops work habits and a sense of responsibility, heightens aesthetic awareness and sensitivity, and generates joy!

A fun BOOK to read in conjunction with this craft is "C is for Clown" By Stan & Jan Berenstain. Part of the lovable Berenstain Bears collection of books, this one is fun, fast paced, and has a silly ending! Lots of fun to read as the suspense and tongue twisters build!

Check out these FREE Circus Printables from the TwistyNoodle that you can customize!

LEAVE US A COMMENT telling us what fun circus crafts you've done!


Darcey said...

this craft is so neat! It looks just like the real thing. I've included your pot on my weekly favorites here:

Rashi said...

Love the idea using shaving cream. Thanks for sharing. You can also check my hand print butterfly.

alissa apel said...

I just uploaded circus related transfer techniques this morning. Your kids would be able to do the matte medium one or the packaging tape one:

I love cotton candy! wooden toys, pretend play, and play food for preschool! said...

Thank you Alissa! I'll check that out!

Sarah @ Play 2 Learn with Sarah said...

Stopping by from Kids in the Kitchen...very cute idea. My kids would love to paint with shaving cream!

SensiblySara said...

OH!! That looks FUN!!

Our church is doing a carnival themed VBS this year - this would be PERFECT for decor!!


Briana Alessandrini said...

Very neat idea! thank you for sharing!!

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