Shaving cream has its place in the craft supply cabinet. This is a guide about craft uses for shaving cream.
This dough is very easy to make and my kids love it. It's even kinda cold when you are working with it. My daughter loves making snowmen with her dough. It's a big hit.
Total Time: 5 minutes
Yield: About 4 cups.
I got my shaving cream from the Dollar store.
This reminds me of a popular product in the stores that my kids always wanted but it was too expensive so I never got it. Longest sentence ever!:) I think it's moon sand. I will definitely have to make this for them and maybe they'll forgive me.
Make colorful artwork using shaving cream and paint. Then transfer them to paper!
Approximate Time: 10 to 15 minutes
By Domestic Charm from Arizona
Thanks for sharing! I will definitely give it a try.
I'm going to pick up a can of cheap shaving cream and let the grandkids have a go at it. I think they're gonna love this idea! thanks for sharing this very creative project :D
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
That's a REALLY GOOD idea!
Well what a great tip. My husband and I used to trek to some out of the way cemeteries out here in MO and I would take photos and had that
problem. Now I will gladly pass this tip to him as he very dedicated to his work on his family history.
They have a whole set of pamphlets for the education on tombstone preservation.
Cleaning A Gravestone
How to do Gravestone Rubbings:
Photographing Gravestones: A Few Basic Pointers by Trina Purcell
Tips for Photographing Gravestones, By Maureen Taylor
Suggestions for Your Cemetery Restoration and Stone Repair Toolbox
Brenda, This may work well on granite tombstones, but it NOT a good idea for older limestone, marble or slate tombstones. Shaving creme leaves acids in the stone which helps accelerate breakdown of the stone. Better to bring a cheap 24 x 30 plastic mirror, and use reflection from the sun to illuminate the markings. Check out www.gravestonestudies.org for some good non destructive methods for cleaning and documenting old tombstones.
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.
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).