STEAM Activity, Art Activity: Shaving Cream Marble Art

What Kids Learn From This STEAM Activity

The STEAM activity, Shaving Cream Marble Art, is a cool project for kids. They get to be creative by making colorful patterns with shaving cream and food coloring. They mix colors by dropping food coloring onto the shaving cream surface and create cool marble-like patterns on paper. This activity helps them understand color mixing and how different colors interact. It also introduces them to the concept of density as they see the paint float on the shaving cream. It’s a creative and hands-on way to explore both art and science concepts. Overall, it’s a fun way for kids to learn and have a good time!

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What We Need For This STEAM Activity

 

STEAM Activity Art Activity Shaving Creme Marble Art Materials
STEAM Activity Art Activity Shaving Cream Marble Art Materials

 

 

How to Do the STEAM Activity Shaving Cream Marble Art

  1. Squirt Shaving Cream: Spread a layer of shaving cream evenly on the tray or cookie sheet (or large baking dish).
    STEAM Activity Art Activity Shaving Creme Marble Art - Add Layers Of Shaving Creme
    STEAM Activity Art Activity Shaving Cream Marble Art – Add Layers Of Shaving Cream

     

  2. Smooth the Surface: Smooth out the shaving cream with a spoon.

    STEAM Activity Art Activity Shaving Creme Marble Art - Smooth Out The Shaving Creme
    STEAM Activity Art Activity Shaving Cream Marble Art – Smooth Out The Shaving Cream
  3. Drop Paint: Add drops of liquid watercolor paint or food coloring randomly onto the shaving cream.

    STEAM Activity Art Activity Shaving Creme Marble Art - Add Drops of Liquid Food Coloring
    STEAM Activity Art Activity Shaving Cream Marble Art – Add Drops of Liquid Food Coloring
  4. Swirl Colors: Use a stick, spoon, or straw to gently swirl and mix the colors together in the shaving cream.

    STEAM Activity Art Activity Shaving Creme Marble Art - Swirl And Mix The Colors Together
    STEAM Activity Art Activity Shaving Cream Marble Art – Swirl And Mix The Colors Together
  5. Prepare Paper: Cut paper to fit the shaving creme tray or baking sheet. Cut the paper into smaller pieces if you want to fit multiple sheets.

    STEAM Activity Art Activity Shaving Creme Marble Art - Cut Paper
    STEAM Activity Art Activity Shaving Cream Marble Art – Cut Paper
  6. Press Paper: Place a sheet of paper on top of the colorful shaving cream and press it down gently. Do the same for the other paper.

    STEAM Activity Art Activity Shaving Creme Marble Art - Press Paper
    STEAM Activity Art Activity Shaving Cream Marble Art – Press Paper
  7. Lift Paper: Carefully lift the paper off the shaving cream surface.

    STEAM Activity Art Activity Shaving Creme Marble Art - Lift Paper
    Art Activity Shaving Cream Marble Art – Lift Paper
  8. Scrape Excess: Use a stick or ruler to scrape off excess shaving cream from the paper.

    STEAM Activity Art Activity Shaving Creme Marble Art - Scrape Off Excess Shaving Cream
    Shaving Creme Marble Art – Scrape Off Excess Shaving Cream
  9. Let Dry: Place the paper aside to dry completely.
  10. Admire Your Art: Once dry, you’ll have a beautiful, marbled painting with unique patterns and colors.

    STEAM Activity, Art Activity - Shaving Creme Marble Art Activity
    Art Activity – Shaving Cream Marble Art Activity

Variations & Challenges

  • Texture Experiment: Before dropping paint, try adding various textured items like plastic forks, sponges, or combs to create unique patterns when you swirl the colors.
  • Color Mixing: Challenge kids to experiment with primary colors (red, blue, yellow) to learn about color mixing and create secondary colors (orange, green, purple) on their artwork.
  • Themed Art: Encourage kids to create themed art by choosing colors that represent a specific season, holiday, or favorite storybook character.

 

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STEAM Activity - TMOL Marbling Paint Art Kit
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Author

  • Isabelle

    Isabelle has been an entrepreneur for last 22 years in retail and educational industry. She is also a mom to a child in elementary school. She believes that when kids are curious and use their imagination, amazing things can happen. She is particularly interested in STEAM learning (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics). She believes when children are encouraged to develop STEAM skills from a young age, they gain valuable tools to tackle future challenges in a creative, imaginative, and innovative manner. She enjoys researching STEAM and craft activities, plays, toys and resources and share with parents.

    http://steamandcreate.com Isabelle

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