Sensory Play with Shaving Cream

Wait did you say “sensory play with shaving cream”? Yep. Shaving cream. If you haven’t figured it out yet by the rest of the things in my Sensory Play Series, just about anything can be turned into sensory play fun for your baby or little one. If they can put their hands in it, touch it, smell it, feel it, taste it, explore it, it probably has a sensory play element.

We tend to get pretty messy in this house.

But we have a lot of fun.

It took G a little longer to get into this. Even after he did he was so confused by the texture. He preferred to use the whisk to stir up the shaving cream and roll his car around in it and had a lot of fun doing so.

When he got it on his hands though, he looked up at me like, “Mom, wwhhhyyy is this on my hands? Why do you keep doing this to me? How do I get it off?” And I looked back at him like, “Really, kid? You eat dog food by the fist full. I can’t keep you out of the dirt. And the other day you stuck your hand into a jar of almond butter and smeared it all over your body, and you’re bothered by a little shaving cream?” That seemed to work because he went on playing in it for a good 20 min.

The fun didn’t stop after the shaving cream. We then took the mess over to our DIY Splash Pad for a little “car wash.” Honestly, G seemed to have more fun with this part of it. And he’s learning to clean up his toys (let’s pray this concept will stick!).

Shaving Cream Sensory Play

Age: G is 13 months here and I think this was a good age to try it. I think he will enjoy this, even more, when he is a little older.

What you need:

Extra Foamy Shaving Cream
Optional food coloring to mix in with the shaving cream. I was out otherwise, I definitely would have added it to the mix.
A container to keep it in.
cars, cups, spatulas, whisks, anything that would be fun to play with in it


Would you try this with your baby? How do you think they would react?