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Mix shaving cream and a tablespoon or so of Kool-Aid to make a tinted, scented finger paint material for small children. A cookie sheet makes a good table on which to mix paint colors and serves as a play surface for the kids to swirl the shaving cream. Use different flavors of Kool-aid to achieve different colors. This finger paint washes off very easily. Kids like to squish the cream through their fingers and move it around on their work surface.
By wishy from Clinton, TN
Make colorful artwork using shaving cream and paint. Then transfer them to paper!
Approximate Time: 10 to 15 minutes
By Domestic Charm from Arizona
My Dad, is on a genealogy kick. He's been going to a lot of old cemeteries, documenting old dates and info for births, deaths, marriages, number of children, etc. One problem he kept having was the dates not coming through on his camera, since the older tombstones turn dark with dirt, mold, etc. Now he carries a can of spray foam men's shaving cream with him, just for this very purpose. He'll spray it on the tombstone, smears it into the crevices of the wording and then wipes off the excess. Thus, leaving all the info he's in need of clear for the reading, which appears nicely in the photographs.
Source: Not sure where Dad got this info, but it works beautifully for him. Hope this can help others checking into their ancestry roots, too!
By Terri from NV
3-D finger painting! Perfect for preschoolers and elementary children. Try finger painting with equal parts of washable finger paints and shaving cream (the white, foamy, spray kind). Mix lightly together, then have your little one finger paint on paper. Dries in 24 hours with a 3-D effect. Have fun!
Kerry from Flat Rock, MI
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