Monday, February 14, 2011

Shaving Cream Tarts & Polar Bear Art: Project #33 of 300 Crafts for Kids in 2011

KIDS CRAFTS PROJECT #33: Shaving Cream Tarts & Polar Bear Art
Crafts for all abilities! 
for Ages 3 Years and Up      

A No Calorie Tart


♥ Polar Bear Art ♥

Supplies Needed:
  • Shaving Cream
  • Food Coloring
  • Large Bowl or Deep Bin
  • Spatula or Large Spoon
  • Small bowls or tart tins 
  • Paper Plate
  • Sensory Rice
  • Newspaper To Keep The Work Area Clean
Time Needed:  
  • As long as you want to play!
What To Do:
  • For the Tarts
  1. Dispense some shaving cream into the bowl.
  2. Add a few drops of red food coloring and stir the "batter" until it changes color.
  3. Add a few drops of blue food coloring and stir the "batter" until it turns purple.
  4. Experiment with other bowls of shaving cream and food coloring.



  5. Using the spatula or a large spoon, scoop out "batter" and fill tart tins.


  6. Optional: Add a dollop of fresh shaving cream for whipped cream.
  7. Sprinkle top with sensory rice.

  8. You're done! 
  9. Don't Forget to Take a photo and share it with us! You are automatically entered into our WEEKLY GIVEAWAY on our Facebook Page when you post a photo of your finished project and "Like" Us ! Giveaway is randomly selected.
  • For the Art - Make a Polar Bear
  1. Dispense some shaving cream onto a paper plate to form a large circle.
  2. Add the ears on top as 2 circles.
  3. Poke your finger into the shaving cream to make 2 indents for the eyes and add a drop or two of food coloring for the eye color.
  4. Use red food coloring to make a heart shaped nose, smiley mouth, and heart accented ears.
  5. You're done! 
  6. Don't Forget to Take a photo and share it with us! You are automatically entered into our WEEKLY GIVEAWAY on our Facebook Page when you post a photo of your finished project and "Like" Us ! Giveaway is randomly selected.

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!

For Children with Special Needs: Assist your child as much as needed - but allow it to be his project.
This opportunity for hands-on learning with no wrong choices is ideal to foster self esteem as well. Let him choose which food coloring to add, how long to stir, and how much sensory rice to add. Let him create the polar bear using his hands, a foam paint brush or the shaving cream dispenser. The polar bear will stay for several days before it completely dries.

This is a sensory rich activity. If your child likes this let him put his hands in the shaving cream and squish it, stir it, and just play with it. It has a smooth, cool texture, and a pleasant aroma.
 
Let him be proud of his very own creation!

For Older Children:
An older child can further enjoy this project by experimenting with different color combinations. The food coloring package will list 5-10 colors that can be created. What else can you make aside from the tarts and polar bear? There are endless possibilities!

 

Associated Educational Activities:



And now a word from SeeryusMama "READ!" And now a few more words from her "A book about colors and counting that would go nicely with this activity is 'Dog's Colorful Day: A Messy Story About Colors and Counting' by Emma Dodd. A funny doggie born with one spot is the star of this book. During his adventures he ends up with 9 more spots! A fun book that your child will enjoy hearing you read aloud while he counts the new spots on Dog on each page!"


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